At the respect-paying ceremony held for former President, General Le Duc Anh (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– More than 1,000 domestic and international delegations paid tribute to former President, General Le Duc Anh at ceremonies held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and his home province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 3.

Foreign leaders and friends have also sent of condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State and people and the bereaved family.

The mourners expressed their respect to the former leader who had devoted his life to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.

Representatives from general consulates of Laos, Cambodia, Russia, China, the US, Thailand, Germany, Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Cuba, along with international friends in HCM City came to the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Conference Hall in the city to pay their last respects to the deceased.

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