At the ceremony in Beijing, China (Source: VNA)
 
Beijing (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in China held a ceremony in Beijing on September 26 to pay the last respect to President Tran Dai Quang.

Delivering the funeral eulogy, Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi highlighted the President’s great dedication and contributions to the Party and the nation.

In his capacity as the Head of the State during the past 29 months, President Quang paid nearly 20 State-level visits and attended multilateral conferences abroad, hosted around 20 official welcome ceremonies for Kings, Emperors and heads of State to Vietnam, especially he successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2017, the diplomat said.

He said that in different positions, the deceased made great contributions to the neighborliness and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and China via visits and reception for visiting Chinese leaders.

Recalling his meeting with the President at the embassy, Khoi said he remembers the leader’s sentiment and sincere attention to the embassy staff, adding that his dedication and responsibility in the capacity as head of State have left a deep impression on the Vietnamese people, including officials and Party members at the embassy.

On September 26, ambassadors of Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, the Philippines, Cuba, Russia, Poland, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Belgium and Canada in China offered incense and extended condolences to the embassy staff.

The embassy opened funeral book on September 26-27.

The same day, the Vietnamese embassies in India, New Zealand and Israel also held respect-paying ceremonies for the President.

President Quang passed away at 10:05am on September 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62.

The two-day state funeral for the President began at 7am on September 26 at the National Funeral Hall, at 5 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi.

The memorial service will be held at 7:30am on September 27 at the National Funeral Hall. The burial ceremony will take place at 3:30pm on the same day in the President’s hometown in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

Respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for President Tran Dai Quang are also being held at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and in village 13, Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.–VNA