More than 1.500 delegations totaling over 50,000 people and more than 100 diplomatic delegations had paid their last respect to Do Muoi in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of Cambodia and Russia, as well as those of foreign parties have sent their condolences to leaders of the Vietnamese Party, State, Government, people and family of Do Muoi over the former Party chief’s passing away.

In his message, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni described the deceased as an outstanding leader who had made active contributions to the national construction and development of Vietnam. His passing away is a great loss to the Vietnamese nation and people, the monarch said.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen also expressed his grief at the news of the passing away of Do Muoi. The Cambodian leader called Do Muoi a heroic leader who worked untiringly for the revolutionary cause of the Vietnamese Party as well as the national reconstruction and development. The deceased’s whole-hearted services to Vietnam will surely be remembered, Hun Sen affirmed.

For his part, Russian Prime Minister and head of the United Russia political party in Russia Dmitry Medvedev described Do Muoi as an outstanding politician of Vietnam who was always associated with the struggle for national independence, construction and development of the country. He highlighted that the deceased had made great contributions to the consolidation of the Russisa – Vietnam relations, and stressed that Russia will forever remember Do Muoi as a good friend of his country.

Besides, leaders of many political parties in India, Urugay, Turkey, Republic of Korea, Portugal and Brazil have also sent their condolences to Vietnamese leaders over the passing of Do Muoi.

According to the organizing board of the state funeral for Do Muoi, by 5:00pm of October 6, more than 1.500 delegations totaling over 50,000 people and more than 100 diplomatic delegations had paid their last respect to Do Muoi in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The respect-paying service for Do Muoi will continue until 7:30am of October 7, a memory service for him will be held at 9:00am the same day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, while the burial service will take place at 1:00pm at his home village on the outskirts of Hanoi.

Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi was born on February 2, 1917, in Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi. He passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101 due to serious illness. He served as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee from June 1991 to December 1997, and was presented with an insignia of 80-year Party membership.

Vietnam declares two days of national mourning for him on October 6 and 7.-VNA