The Vietnamese Embassy in Germany holds a ceremony in tribute to President Tran Dai Quang on September 26. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassies in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Turkey on September 26 held ceremonies and opened condolence books in tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

A large number of staff members from Vietnamese representative agencies, enterprises and overseas Vietnamese in Germany came to pay their last respects to the Vietnamese President. They offered incense and held a minute’s silence to remember the beloved leader.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Embassy’s staff, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung highlighted contributions of President Quang, who devoted his whole life to the nation’s revolutionary cause and was honoured with noble orders.

A similar ceremony was organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic on the same day, which drew the participation of the Ambassadors and diplomats of ASEAN member states, Japan, Belarus, Egypt and Chile, and Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Vojtech Filip.

In the eulogy read at the ceremony, Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan stressed that President Tran Dai Quang had excellent contributions to the Party’s revolutionary cause, and his passing was a great loss to the Party, State and people, leaving deep sorrow to both Vietnamese people and international friends.

Writing in the condolence book, Vojtech Filip expressed his deep condolences to the Vietnamese people, and the family of President Tran Dai Quang.

Memorial ceremonies for President Tran Dai Quang were also held at the Vietnamese Embassies in the Netherlands and Turkey, which drew large numbers of international diplomats who came to offer their condolences.

President Tran Dai Quang passed away at 10:05am on September 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62 due to serious illness.

The State funeral for the President began at 7am on September 26 at the National Funeral Hall, No.5 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi.

The memorial service will be held at 7:30am on September 27 at the National Funeral Hall, the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and the President’s native land.

The burial ceremony will take place from 3:30pm on the same day in the President's native land in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

The nation is observing a two-day national mourning on September 26 and 27.-VNA