The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front have issued a special communiqué, announcing that former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi passed away at 23:12 on October 1, 2018.

The funeral of comrade Do Muoi will be organised in the national mourning etiquette.

The respect-paying ceremony will start at 7am on October 6 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi and run until 7:30am on October 7.

The memorial service will be held at 9:00am on October 7 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi. The burial ceremony will take place from 1:00pm on the same day in his native land in Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi.

During the two-day national mourning on October 6 – 7, national flags will be flown at half-mast at State offices and public places, and recreational and entertainment activities will be stopped.-VNA