Foreign leaders mourn President Tran Dai Quang

Leaders of foreign countries and international organisations have sent their condolences to Vietnamese Party, State and Government leaders and people, as well as President Tran Dai Quang’s family following the passing of the leader. 


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President Tran Dai Quang.


Malaysian Prime Minister Mahithir Mohamad expressed his condolences to Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh. In his letter, the Malaysian PM highly valued President Quang’s contributions to enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries, and expressed his belief that Vietnamese people will overcome this hard time to continue fulfilling the President’s dreams of turning Vietnam into a prosperous nation. 

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind also sent condolences to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, praising President Quang as a great patriot, a politician and a good friend of India. 

The President’s passing is a great loss to the Vietnamese Government and people as well as their Indian counterparts, he said.

Meanwhile, in his letter to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said he was saddened and moved when learning about President Quang’s death. 

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier also said he was stunned by the news in a letter to Acting President Thinh. He highlighted contributions by President Quang to Vietnam’s international integration as well as the friendship between Vietnam and Germany, saying the Vietnamese and Germany peoples always keep in mind his contributions. 

UK Prime Minister Theresa May extended her condolences to Acting President Thinh over the passing of President Quang who, she said, had strongly supported the enhancement of the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK. 

Italian President Sergio Mattarella also expressed his condolences to Acting President Thinh and recalled his meeting with President Quang in Italy in November 2016. President Quang had significantly contributed to the development of the Vietnam-Italy strategic partnership, he said. 

President of the European Council Donal Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said they were grieved at the death of President Quang in their letters sent to PM Phuc. President Quang had demonstrated his commitment and resolve to advancing Vietnam’s position in the world and consolidating relations between Vietnam and Europe, they said. 

On behalf of the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, Singapore, which is holding the ASEAN Chairmanship, sent condolences to the bereaved family, the Vietnamese Government and people. 

Also on September 26, the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives held a minute’s silence in memory of the Vietnamese President before the opening of its 17th meeting in Jakarta.   

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko sent his condolences to Party General Secretary Trong, Acting President Thinh, Prime Minister Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Vietnamese leaders also received condolences from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev, New Zealand Governor General Patsy Reddy and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Polish President Adrzei Duda, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Moldova President Igor Dodon, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Czech Republic’s President Milos Zerman, Swedish King Carl Gustaf, and Swiss President Alain Berset.

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Enzo Moavero Milanesi also sent his condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over the Vietnamese leader’s passing away.

On September 26, many senior officials, ambassadors and chargé d’affaires of foreign countries and representatives of international organisations as well as overseas Vietnamese paid homage to President Quang.

The Cambodian delegation to the funeral was led by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hunsen, while the delegation from Laos was headed by Vice President Phankham Viphanvanh; from China led by member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureu of the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China Zhao Leji; from Cuba led by Vice President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers Roberto Morales Ojeda; from Russia led by Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma of Russia Epifanova Olga Nikolaevna; from the Republic of Korea led by Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon; and from Singapore led by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean.

Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya led the Thai delegation; Special Envoy of President Joko Widodo, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto headed the Indonesian delegation; Head of the Myanmar Government Office Thoong Tun led the Myanmar delegation.

The delegation from Japan was headed by Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan Nikai Toshihiro; from Belarus led by Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus’ National Assembly Mikhail Myasnikovich; from the World Federation of Trade Union led by General Secretary George Mavrikos. Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Non-residential Pontifical Representative to Vietnam, and Cardinal Nguyen Van Nhon also led delegations of the Vatican and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, respectively.

Foreign delegations, representatives from consulate generals of countries and international organisations in Ho Chi Minh City paid homage to President Quang and wrote on the funeral book at Thong Nhat Hall.

The memorial service was held at 7:30am on September 27 at the National Funeral Hall. 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.

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 the Hall of the People’s Committee of Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province, the home province of the President.

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

Respect-paying ceremonies for President held abroad

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At the ceremony in Beijing, China 


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. 

VN’s embassies hold tribute-paying ceremonies for President

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The Vietnamese Embassy in Germany holds a ceremony in tribute to President Tran Dai Quang on September 26. 


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.

Australia hoists flag at half-mast for President Tran Dai Quang

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The respect-paying ceremony for President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia 


The Australian flag was hoisted at half mast at all buildings of public agencies in all the states nationwide on September 26 to commemorate Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who passed away on September 21. 

The same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia and its Consulates General in Sydney and Perth opened the funeral books and held respect-paying ceremonies for President Quang. 

All the staff of the embassy in Canberra held a minute’s silence to remember President Quang. 

Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam, is his writing in the funeral book, wrote that he was shocked by the departure of President Quang, adding that all the staff of the embassy would like to offer deepest condolences to the President’s family. 

Coming to pay tribute to the Vietnamese President and write in the funeral book, Lynda Worthaisong from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade expressed her deep grief over the passing of President Quang. She sent her condolences to his family as well as the Vietnamese Party, State and people.

Representatives from diplomatic missions, embassies of countries in Australia, and Vietnamese expats living in the country also attended the respect-paying ceremony. 

The same day’s morning, representatives from the Consulates General of Turkey, Brazil and Thailand visited and paid tribute to President Quang at the respect-paying ceremony held in the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney.

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of the US Joseph Felter writes in the funeral book 


The Vietnamese Embassy in the US on September 26 held a solemn respect-paying ceremony and opened the funeral book for President Tran Dai Quang who passed away on September 21. 

In his writing in the funeral book, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc expressed grief over the passing of President Quang who made great contributions to the national construction and defence and to the diplomacy in particular, stressing that the departure of the President is a great loss to the Vietnamese Party, State and people. 

Crowds of representatives from the US administration, organisations  and diplomatic offices of many countries in Washington DC came to pay tribute to the Vietnamese President, including those from the Department of Defence, the Department of State of the US; the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA); the US Business Council; and ambassadors of ASEAN member nations.

Patricia Mahoney, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State stressed that President Quang was a devoted and dedicated leader, a great friend of the US, who always supports the expansion of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership. 

Meanwhile, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of the US Joseph Felter expressed his honour to meet President Quang in early 2018. He expressed his deep grief at the sudden departure of the Vietnamese leader. 

Emile M. Schepers, Head of CPUSA’s international department also offered his condolences to the Party, State of Vietnam and the family of President Quang. 

The same day, many agencies of Canada, diplomatic delegations, friendship organizations and Vietnamese expats living in the country also came to pay tribute to President Quang at the Vietnamese Embassy. 

Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa and the staff of the embassy held a minute’s silence to remember President Quang. 

In their writing in the funeral book, representatives from diplomatic offices of Russia, Cuba, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Greece, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Algeria, Benin, Pakistan, Jamaica, Guyana, the Philippines, France, Italy, Croatia, Litva, Moldova, Ecudor, Madagascar and Iraq expressed their deep condolences. 

Also on September 26, the Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina arranged respect-paying ceremony and opened the funeral book for President Tran Dai Quang. 

On behalf of the Argentinean government, Head of the Asia and Oceania Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote in the funeral book, praising the role of President Quang and sending his deep condolences to the Vietnamese Party and State of Vietnam and the President’s family. 

Many representatives from the Communist Party of Argentina, the Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute, those from embassies and diplomatic agencies of Cuba, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Russia, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, Peru, El Salvador, Palestine, Belarus, Nicaragua, Turkey, and Mexico, and Argentina friends came to paid tribute the Vietnamese President.

President Tran Dai Quang remembered in Europe

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Many officials of international organisations and governments in Europe have paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang at Vietnamese embassies in European countries. 

In the funeral book opened by the Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland, General Director of the UN Office in Geneva Michael Moller sent his condolences to the Vietnamese people and Government, and the family and close friends of President Quang. 

Ambassador and head of the Lao Mission to Geneva Kham-Inh Khitchadeth wrote that the Lao people will always remember the valuable contributions of the President to strengthening ties between the two countries. 

Heads of the permanent missions of Cuba, Germany, Belgium, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Bulgaria, Singapore, Brunei, Syria, Montenegro and Ivory Coast, representatives from the missions of Japan, Serbia, the International Organisation of the Francophone and the UN Conference on Trade and Development, also came to the Vietnamese mission’s headquarters to pay respect to President Tran Dai Quang.  

Many foreign ambassadors, chargé d’affaires, heads of diplomatic representative agencies and international organisations, leaders of the Vietnamese Association in Switzerland, Chairwoman of the Switzerland – Vietnam Association Anjuska Weil and overseas Vietnamese visited the Vietnamese embassy in Bern to express their condolences. 

Ambassador and head of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Reception Department Mauro Reina wrote in the funeral book opened by the embassy that President Quang will be always remembered by Vietnamese people. 

Earlier, Swiss President Alain Berset sent a message of condolences Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, expressing his belief that with trust, determination and commitment, the image of President Quang will forever live in the mind of Vietnamese people. 

Liechtenstein Ambassador to Switzerland Doris Frick conveyed the sympathy of Liechtenstein royal family, government and people to the Vietnamese State, government and people. 

Memorial ceremonies were also held by Vietnamese embassies in Belgium, the UK, Italy, France and Ukraine. The embassies all opened funeral books on September 26 and 27.

Lao delegations pay tribute to Vietnamese President in Champasak


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At the ceremony 

As many as 26 delegations came to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Pakse district in the Lao province of Champasak on September 26 to pay tribute to and write in the funeral book over the passing of President Tran Dai Quang. 

They included delegations from Champasak province led by Secretary of the province Party Committee and Governor Bounthong Divisay; Sekong province led by Secretary of the province Party Committee and Governor Khamphoi Butdavieng, and Salavan province headed by Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Governor Sisuvan Vongchomsi. 

A delegation from the Cambodian Consulate General in Pakse led by Consul General Hoy Sopheap and a delegation from the Vietnamese Consulate General in Pakse led by Bui The Dung also attended the ceremony. 

Other delegations were from departments and agencies of Champasak, the Vietnamese associations of four southern Lao provinces, and Vietnamese firms investing in the south of Laos. 

The same day, leaders and former leaders of Laos expressed their deep sympathies over the death of the President while writing in the funeral book opened by the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane. 

Embassy staff, Russian friends pay tribute to President

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At the ceremony 


The Vietnamese Embassy in Russia held a ceremony on September 26 to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

Delivering a funeral eulogy, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh recalled the glorious life and revolutionary career of the President, highlighting that he was a loyal Party member and a bright example of dedication to the Party and country’s revolutionary cause. 

His image will stay forever in the mind of Vietnamese people and international friends, Manh said. 

Writing in the funeral book, the ambassador pledged to work to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia as desired by the President. 

Delegations from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association, the Lao and Republic of Korean embassies, and international friends in Russia also came to the Vietnamese Embassy to pay tribute to President Quang. 

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov wrote that Russia will always remember President Quang as an enthusiastic supporter of the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries. 

Secretary of the Russian Veterans’ Association Dmitry Voitko also mourned the death of the Vietnamese leader. 

Earlier, Chairman of the Russian Veterans’ Association Nikolai Kolesnik also cabled a message of condolence to Ambassador Manh, expressing his regret over the passing of the President, a loyal friend of Russia who contributed to the Vietnam-Russia friendship. 

Vietnam has lost a great leader: Cambodian acting head of state

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At the ceremony 

Vietnamese people have lost a great leader and Cambodia has lost a good friend in the passing of President Tran Dai Quang, wrote acting head of State and President of the Senate of Cambodia Samdech Say Chhum in a book of condolences on September 26.

He extended his deepest sympathy to the family of President Tran Dai Quang, the Government, the National Assembly (NA), and people of Vietnam, noting that the President’s prestige and achievements will remain forever.

Samdech Say Chhum led the delegation of the Cambodia State to pay tribute to the Vietnamese leader at a memorial service held by the Embassy of Vietnam in Phnom Penh. 

Several delegations of Cambodian also came to the embassy to pay homage to President Tran Dai Quang, including a delegation of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) led by CPP Honorary Chairman and National Assembly Chairman Samdech Heng Samrin; a delegation of the Senate’s Commission for Education, Youth, Sports, Cults, Culture, and Tourism led by the commission’s chairman Mom Chim Huy; a delegation of the National Assembly led by First Vice President of the NA Nguon Nhil; and a delegation of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development led by Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhaily.

Earlier the same day, the Ambassadors of Laos, China, Japan, and Russia and representatives from ASEAN member states’ embassies also paid homage to the President alongside Vietnamese nationals and living and studying in Cambodia.

On the same day, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen led a high-level delegation to Vietnam to pay the last respects to President Tran Dai Quang. He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Affairs Samdech Sar Kheng and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An.

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

His state funeral began at 7:00am on September 26 at the National Funeral Hall, on 5 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi.

The memorial service will begin at 7:30am on September 27 at the National Funeral Hall. The burial ceremony will later take place from 3:30pm in the President's native land in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province. 

Lao friends mourn for President Tran Dai Quang

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General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith writes on the funeral book. 


Leaders and former leaders of Laos expressed their deep sympathies over the death of President Tran Dai Quang when writing in the funeral book opened by the Vietnamese Embassy in the country on September 26. 

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith said President Quang’s passing is not only the loss of a beloved leader to the Vietnamese Party, State, and people, but also the loss of a close friend to the Party, State, and people of Laos. 

He highlighted the President’s significant contributions to the national defence, construction, and development of Vietnam, especially towards ensuring security and social order, as well as to the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos. 

The same day, Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith also led delegations to the ceremony to pay respects. 

On September 24, the Lao Prime Minister’s Office announced two days of national mourning for the Vietnamese leader. It requested ministries, relevant agencies, and all localities to fly flags at half-mast from 6am on September 26 to 6pm on September 27, and to suspend all entertainment activities nationwide during this time.

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 respect-paying ceremony will last until 7a.m on September 27.

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.

Singapore PM: President Quang devotes his life to Vietnam

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Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pays tribute to President Tran Dai Quang 


Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on September 26 expressed his profound condolences to the Vietnamese Government and people over the passing of President Tran Dai Quang.

Writing on the book of condolences after paying tribute to the Vietnamese leader at the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, Lee affirmed that "President Quang dedicated his life to serving his beloved country, improving the lives of Vietnamese and raising Vietnam's standing in the world."

“He supported closer cooperation between our countries and will be remembered as a good friend of Singapore. Our thoughts are with the people of Vietnam in their sorrow," Lee wrote.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Government, State and people and the family of President Tran Dai Quang, Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Tao Thi Thanh Huong thanked PM Lee Hsien Loong and Singaporean people for their sympathy. 

She confirmed that the bilateral strategic cooperation has received special attention and been nurtured by President Tran Dai Quang and other Vietnamese Party and Government leaders.

The Singaporean PM recalled his meetings with President Quang, most recently at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi from September 11-13.

He said he was impressed by the working style of the President who was devoted to the nation.

He showed his hope that the Vietnamese Government and people will overcome the great loss to continue boosting the bilateral relationship which is developing intensively and extensively in all fields.

On the same day, foreign ambassadors, representatives of the diplomatic missions, foreign friends and Vietnamese people living in Singapore also paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnamese Embassy.

The Vietnamese embassy has the funeral book opened on September 26 and 27.

Foreign officials, diplomats in Africa pay tribute to President Quang

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President of the Council of the Nation of Algeria Abdaelkader Bensalah (centre) pays tribute to President Tran Dai Quang. 


President of the Council of the Nation of Algeria Abdaelkader Bensalah on September 26 led a delegation to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria.

Writing in the funeral book, he, on behalf of the Algerian President, Government and people, expressed his deepest condolences to the Vietnamese Government and people over the passing of their beloved President. 

He noted President Tran Dai Quang devoted his whole life to the nation and made concerted efforts to develop the friendship between Vietnam and Algeria.

Meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quoc Tru, Bensalah stressed President Quang’s death is a great loss of Algeria, hoping the Vietnamese Government and people will overcome their sorrow soon.

More than 50 international delegations came to pay homage and write in the condolence book at the Vietnamese embassy in Algeria.

In Egypt, General Secretary of the Egyptian Socialist Party Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Shaaban came to the Vietnamese Embassy and wrote in the condolence book in tribute to President Quang. He offered his sympathy to the Vietnamese Party, State and people for this loss.

Writing in the condolence book, Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kirpichenko stated the passing of President Tran Dai Quang is a great loss to Vietnamese people and their international friends.

He affirmed Russia recognises President Quang’s devotion and contributions to the friendship between Vietnam and Russia.

Various diplomatic and international delegations in Egypt also paid tribute to President Quang, including representatives from the President and Government’s offices, Ambassadors of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cambodia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Hungary.

The Vietnamese embassies in South Africa and Mozambique also opened condolence books for President Tran Dai Quang on September 26 and 27. 

On behalf of the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), FRELIMO Secretary General Roque Silva Samuel and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Manuela dos Santos Lucas paid homage and conveyed condolences.

Foreign officials, diplomats in Africa pay tribute to President Quang

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President of the Council of the Nation of Algeria Abdaelkader Bensalah (centre) pays tribute to President Tran Dai Quang. 


President of the Council of the Nation of Algeria Abdaelkader Bensalah on September 26 led a delegation to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria.

Writing in the funeral book, he, on behalf of the Algerian President, Government and people, expressed his deepest condolences to the Vietnamese Government and people over the passing of their beloved President. 

He noted President Tran Dai Quang devoted his whole life to the nation and made concerted efforts to develop the friendship between Vietnam and Algeria.

Meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quoc Tru, Bensalah stressed President Quang’s death is a great loss of Algeria, hoping the Vietnamese Government and people will overcome their sorrow soon.

More than 50 international delegations came to pay homage and write in the condolence book at the Vietnamese embassy in Algeria.

In Egypt, General Secretary of the Egyptian Socialist Party Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Shaaban came to the Vietnamese Embassy and wrote in the condolence book in tribute to President Quang. He offered his sympathy to the Vietnamese Party, State and people for this loss.

Writing in the condolence book, Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kirpichenko stated the passing of President Tran Dai Quang is a great loss to Vietnamese people and their international friends.

He affirmed Russia recognises President Quang’s devotion and contributions to the friendship between Vietnam and Russia.

Various diplomatic and international delegations in Egypt also paid tribute to President Quang, including representatives from the President and Government’s offices, Ambassadors of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cambodia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Hungary.

The Vietnamese embassies in South Africa and Mozambique also opened condolence books for President Tran Dai Quang on September 26 and 27. 

On behalf of the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), FRELIMO Secretary General Roque Silva Samuel and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Manuela dos Santos Lucas paid homage and conveyed condolences.

Memorial ceremonies for President Quang in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong


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The respect-paying and memorial ceremony for President Tran Dai Quang in the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia 


Respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for President Tran Dai Quang were organised at the Vietnamese Embassies in Malaysia and Bangladesh, and the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong, China, on September 26.

The agencies also opened books of condolences and lowered the Vietnamese flag to half-mast. 

The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia received more than 40 diplomatic delegations of foreign countries in Malaysia to pay tribute to President Quang. 

The guests expressed their condolences at the passing of the Vietnamese President, while appreciating his contributions to Vietnam as well as to strengthening friendship between Vietnam and other countries.

Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Haji Marzuki Yahya sent his deep condolences to the Party, State and people of Vietnam over the passing of President Quang. 

While praising President Quang for his contributions to enhancing Vietnam-Malaysia relations, Haji said the departure of the President is a huge loss for not only Vietnam but also ASEAN. 

In his funeral oration in commemoration of President Quang, Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Tran Van Khoa expressed his deep emotions and grief over the sudden departure of the President, and his admiration for his diligent and devoted working spirit, as well as his work to lift Vietnam-Bangladesh relations. 

Representatives from the Ministries of Social Welfare and Foreign Affairs;  the Workers Party and the Communist Party of Bangladesh; and diplomats from China, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei,  the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Nepal, Maroc, Afghanistan, and the Vatican; those from the Bangladesh-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vietnamese community in the country also paid tribute to President Quang at the embassy. 

Previously, on September 23, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh sent their condolences to Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc over the passing of President Quang. 

Bangladeshi leaders expressed their sadness and grief over the departure of the Vietnamese President, calling it a huge loss for the Communist Party of Vietnam and Vietnamese people. 

At the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong (China), staff of the agency held a minute’s silence and wrote in a book of condolences for President Quang. 

Consul Tran Thanh Huan recalled the great contributions of President Quang to Vietnam’s revolutionary cause as well as to the national defence and construction.

In his note in the funeral book, Huan expressed deep condolences over the passing of the President, saying President Quang was an excellent leader and a loyal Party member.

Also on September 26, representatives from the Special Envoy's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong, the authorities of  the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, consulates general of ASEAN member nations and diplomatic agencies of foreign countries in Hong Kong paid tribute to President Quang. 

Overseas Vietnamese people and students living and studying in Hong Kong also came and wrote in the funeral book to remember the President.

VNA

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