People line up to pay respect to President Tran Dai Quang (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Hundreds of delegations from ministries, agencies, mass organisations, localities and people of various walks of life lined up to pay their last respect to Politburo member and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang during memorial services in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and his home province of Ninh Binh on September 26.  

Over the 45 years of his revolutionary career, the State leader spent more than 43 years working in the public security force, and assumed important leading positions for over 20 years.

In the funeral book, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam wrote that the Central Public Security Party Committee, together with commanders, officers, non-commissioned officers and staff of the people’s public security force, are saddened at the passing of General, Prof., Politburo Member, President Tran Dai Quang who headed the people’s armed forces, permanent member of the Central Public Security Party Committee, former Secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee, and former Minister of Public Security. Lam described the deceased as an excellent leader of the Party, State and people, an eminent commander of people’s public security force, an example of boundless loyalty to the Party, nation and people who made dedication to the cause of national construction and defence for the sake of peace and well-being of the people.

At the National Funeral Hall at No.5 Tran Thanh Tong street, Hanoi, former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan lauded President Quang as a talented leader with compassion, integrity and attention to compatriots and comrades.

She said while chairing or joining dialogues with countries or forums, President Quang always placed national interests above all.

Former General Directorate of Posts Nguyen Huy Luan attributed Vietnam’s successes in external work over the past years to the President’s efforts which,  he said, helped improve the country’s stature on international arena. In particular, President Quang successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting 2017. During over 900 days in office, with concerted efforts, the leader left a deep impression on international friends.

Do Tin Nhiem, a native of Lai Dinh village, Cao Dai commune, Vinh Tuong district, the northern province of Vinh Phuc, said the President’s contributions to internal and external work were welcomed by the people and contributed to strengthening public trust in the Party leadership and the future of the country.

Coming to the National Funeral Hall early in the morning, Vu Thi Thanh Hong from the Red Cross Society of Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan district affirmed that in the mind of herself and others, the State leader did his best for the revolutionary cause of the Party and national development.

Luu Ba Hoang, member of the standing board of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district, said he feels that the President is always for the public.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh vowed to the unite walks of life together to build a country of independence, self-reliance and territorial integrity as desired by Uncle Ho, the Party Central Committee, the State and Government.

In his homeland in Hamlet 13, Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province, as of 11am on September 26, nearly 100 delegations came to pay tribute to the President.

Having passed away, yet the President still stays in the heart and mind of Vietnamese people as a dedicated leader who was always close to the people.-VNA