At the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese embassies in Japan, Indonesia and Australia held tribute-paying ceremonies and opened funeral books for former President General Le Duc Anh on May 3.

In Tokyo, Chairman of the Japan’s International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) Ken Matsuzawa, former Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam and FEC Senior Managing Director Hiroyuki Yushita came to the embassy to express their profound condolences over the passing of the former President.  

In the funeral book, Lao Ambassador to Japan Viroth Sundara wrote that the leader’s death is a great loss to the Vietnamese government and Vietnamese people at home and abroad.

Representatives from Myanmar and India in Japan also paid last respects to the late President.

Earlier, the Akahata daily of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) reported that JCP Chairman Kazuo Shii cabled a message of condolences to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on April 23.

In Jakarta, Indonesia, the Vietnamese Embassy will keep the funeral book open till 5pm on May 4. The ASEAN Secretariat is also flying flag at half-staff at its headquarters in Jakarta on May 3-4 in mourning.

The ASEAN Secretary General plans to pay tribute to the former Vietnamese State leader on May 4 morning.

In Australia, after the Vietnamese Embassy held a tribute-paying ceremony and opened the condolences book on May 3 morning (local time), representatives from the embassies of the Philippines, Cuba, Austria, Libya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Singapore, and other diplomatic agencies in Australia’s Canberra, Sydney and Perth visited the embassy to pay homage and express their sympathies.-VNA