The Vietnamese mission to the United Nations held a respect-paying service and made available a funeral book for General Vo Nguyen Giap in New York from October 11-13.

In their notes, the ambassadors and heads of the missions of China, Laos, India, Algeria and Venezuela extended their deepest condolences over the death of General Giap, Vietnam’s outstanding revolutionist, leader and symbol of the struggle against invaders and for national independence.

Javis Tyner, Executive Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of the US, wrote in the funeral book that General Giap’s passing is a great loss to mankind.

The Vietnamese Embassy in China received more than 60 delegations that came to bid final farewells to Vietnam’s first General from October 12-14.

In his note, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Senior Lieutenant General Sun Jianguo described General Giap as an outstanding leader of the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people, and a close comrade of the Chinese military and people.

Yang Yanyi, Assistant Minister of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee’s International Liaison Department, expressed her sympathy over the passing of General Giap, who devoted his whole life to national revolutionary and construction causes and contributed to fostering the friendship between the two armies and peoples.

“General Giap will live forever in the hearts of Vietnamese and Chinese people,” she wrote.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina held a ceremony in memory of General Giap from October 11-14.

According to General Secretary of the Argentinean Communist Party Patricio Echegaray, one of General Giap’s outstanding contributions to the Vietnamese and world’s revolution was his key role in applying people warfare against the invaders.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia and the General Consulates in Sydney and Perth on October 14 continued to receive delegations bidding farewell to General Giap.

“General Giap is my hero. Though he has passed away, he will live forever in the heart of people in the world,” the New South Wales’ Governor said with tears.

From October 12-14, the Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela set up an altar for General Giap and placed a funeral book for the Vietnamese community and international friends to pay tribute to him.

General Secretary of the Venezuelan Communist Party Oscar Figuera called Vo Nguyen Giap a hero, a General of peoples not only in Vietnam but all over the world.

On October 13, the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt received delegations from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and ambassadors of Russia, China, South Africa, Myanmar, Malaysia and the Philippines among others, to pay respects to General Giap.

Services for General Giap have also been held in the Vietnamese Embassies in Norway, Germany, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Morocco, and the Vietnamese General Consulate in Battambang, Cambodia, drawing a large number of overseas Vietnamese and foreign delegations.

Chairman of the German Communist Party Patrik Kobele, in his message of condolence, affirmed that General Giap is a brilliant strategist who devoted all his life to the Vietnamese people.-VNA