Respect-paying ceremonies held for former President in Myanmar, Netherlands hinh anh 1Myanmar’s Minister of International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin pays tribute to former President Gen. Le Duc Anh (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Myanmar’s Minister of International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin came to the Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar on May 4 to pay respect to former President Gen. Le Duc Anh.

Writing in the condolence book, the minister extended his deepest sympathies to the Vietnamese people and the family of the deceased.

The passing away of the former President on April 22 was a great loss for the Vietnamese people, he wrote, adding that the general will be remembered for his important role in Vietnam’s struggle for national liberation and development.

On May 3-4, ambassadors of many countries in Laos, the United Nations’ Resident Coordinator and international friends paid tribute to the former Vietnamese leader at the embassy.

On these two days, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands also held a respect-paying ceremony and opened the funeral book for the former President.

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.

A memorial service for former President General Le Duc Anh was held at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi at 10:45 am on May 3, and a burial service for him took place at 5pm the same day at Ho Chi Minh City Cemetery.-VNA