A burial service for former President General Le Duc Anh was held at Ho Chi Minh City’s cemetery on May 3.(Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – A burial service for former President General Le Duc Anh, who was also former Politburo member and former advisor to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), was held at Ho Chi Minh City’s cemetery on May 3.

Attending the ceremony were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh, head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Vo Van Thuong, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, leaders and former leaders of the Party and State, HCM City’s leaders, representatives from people’s armed forces, revolutionary veterans and people from walks of life.

Leaders and former leaders of the Party, State, Vietnam Fatherland Front, comrades, compatriots, and the family of the former President observed a one-minute silence to pay their last respect to him. 

On behalf of the funeral organising board and the former President’s family, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh expressed thanks to mourners for their condolences and attendance at the respect-paying ceremonies, the memorial service, and the burial ceremony of General Le Duc Anh.

General Le Duc Anh, who served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to December 1997, passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.

Vietnam has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4.-VNA