The burial service for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi held in Dong My commune (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A burial service for former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Do Muoi took place in his native land in Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi at 1pm of October 7.

Attending the ceremony were Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong, permanent National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, leaders and former leaders of the Party and State, representatives from mass organisations, localities, armed forces, and people from walks of life.

Leaders and former leaders of the Party, State, Vietnam Fatherland Front, comrades, compatriots, and family of the late Party chief observed a one-minute silence to pay their last respects to Do Muoi.

During his over 80-year revolutionary career, Do Muoi had made great contributions to the struggle for national liberation and reunification and the building of socialism.

He held many important positions of the Party and Government, leaving major imprints in each position and contributing to the national development, especially the development of heavy industry and the industrialisation and modernisation process in the spirit of building an independent and self-reliant economy.

Specially, with a motto of “Vietnam is willing to be a friend of every country”, the leader helped open a new chapter for the country’s external relations, creating breakthroughs in its external relations and international integration.

His passing is a great loss to the Vietnamese Party, State and people, leaving a profound grief for comrades and compatriots nationwide and international friends.

On behalf of the funeral organising board and the deceased’s family, permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, head of the board, expressed thanks to mourners for attending the tribute-paying and burial services for the leader, seeing him off at his final resting place. –VNA