Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi's coffin arrives in his hometown in Thanh Tri district, Hanoi(Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of countries and parties sent their letters of condolences over the passing away of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Do Muoi to leaders of the Vietnamese Party and State and people, and the deceased’s family.

In his letter sent to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Secretary-General of the People's Action Party (PAP) of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong showed his profound sympathy over the death of Do Muoi, appreciating his important role in deepening bilateral cooperation between Singapore and Vietnam, and between relations between the PAP and the CPV.

The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conveyed its condolences to the Vietnamese Party, Government and people and the deceased’s family. In its message, the committee wrote that Do Muoi is a senior revolutionist and well-known politician of the Vietnamese Party and State.

Condolences also came from Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko; Thongvin Phomvihane, wife of late Lao President Kaysone Phomvihane; the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Japan; the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain; Patrik Köbele, leader of the Communist Party of Germany; and Park Robyug, Secretary General of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).

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