HCM City is preparing for the state funeral of former State President Le Duc Anh who passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.
May 3-4 have been set aside as days of national mourning for the late president.
Information about the state funeral for former State President Le Duc Anh is shown at the Reunification Palace in HCM City on May 2
During the two-day official mourning and state funeral, governmental offices and public places will hang the national flag at half-mast, and no public entertainment events will be organised.
Anh’s body will lie in state at the National Funeral Home at 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi, where mourners can pay respects from 7 am to 11 am on May 3.
It will be followed by a memorial service from 11 am. The burial ceremony is scheduled for 5 pm on the same day at the HCM City Cemetery.
The late president’s biography displayed at the Reunification Palace in HCM City
At the same time, the tribute-paying and memorial services for the late president will be held at the Reunification Palace in HCM City and the hall of the People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, his hometown.
Canvases and fans arranged to serve people who come to pay the tribute
More condolences from abroad over death of former President Le Duc Anh
Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (second, right) receives President Le Duc Anh (second, left) on August 8, 1995 during the latter's official visit to Cambodia
Condolences continue to flow in from abroad over the death of former President General Le Duc Anh.
President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega Saavedra and Vice President of Nicaragua Rosario Murillo sent a letter of sympathy to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.
President of Mongolia Khaltmaa Battulga also offered his condolences to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.
Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen extended his sympathies to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Don Pramudwinai cabled a message of sympathy to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.
Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance and secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan Toshihiro Nikai extended condolences to Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam.
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 declared national mourning for the former President on May 3 and 4.
A State funeral was held for General Le Duc Anh on May 3, with the respect-paying ceremony held from 7am-11am at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong street, Hanoi.
At the same time, respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for the former leader were also held at Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City, and the Hall of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province.