General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong burnt incense in tribute to former President of the State Council Vo Chi Cong in his own house. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong burnt incense in tribute to late Party, State and Government leaders in their own houses on January 30-31 on the occasion of the 88th founding anniversary of the CPV and the Lunar New Year festival.

The deceased leaders are former General Secretary of the CPV Nguyen Van Linh, former President of the State Council Vo Chi Cong, and former Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet.

He also paid tribute to former Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Vo Tran Chi, and Labour Hero and People’s Doctor, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thien Thanh.

He applauded significant contributions of the late leaders and intellectuals in HCM City to the country’s revolutionary cause, describing them as bright examples for officials, Party members and next generations to follow.

On this occasion, he visited and presented Tet gifts to Heroic Vietnamese Mother Ho Thi Ha in ward 5, Binh Thanh district, HCM City, and the family of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Tran Van Lai.

The Party chief and his encourage also visited a tunnel built by Hero Lai to store weapons of Biet dong Saigon (Saigon Commandos) during Tet Offensive in Spring 1968 in ward 5, district 3. -VNA