Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu

 Memorial services for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu were held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and his home province of Thanh Hoa on August 15 afternoon.

The memorial services was held at 12:30pm, August 15, at the National Funeral House, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi. The funeral ceremony started at 2pm on the same day at Mai Dich Cemetery, Hanoi.

At the same time, memorial services also took place at the Thong Nhat Hall, Ho Chi Minh City and Hall 25B, Quang Trung Street, Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa Province, Mr. Phieu's hometown.

The memorial services started at 12:30 at the National Funeral Hall at No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi, with the participation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man.  

Former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, former Presidents Tran Duc Luong and Truong Tan Sang, and former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, among others, were also present at the ceremony. 

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

The memorial ceremony began at 12.30pm. Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Head of the Funeral Organizing Committee administered the memorial service.

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

The family of former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu. Photo: VOV

According to Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, 946 delegations with more than 11,000 people paid tribute to former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Thanh Hoa.

Many international friends, diplomatic delegations and international organizations sent condolences to the Party, State and the family of the former Party leader.

Delivering the eulogy at the ceremony in Hanoi, PM Phuc said comrade Le Kha Phieu was an eminent and prestigious leader of the Vietnamese Party, State and people, and a loyal Party member who had devoted his lifetime to national independence and reunification, and socialism, for happiness of people, and international missions.

Recalling the life and career of the late leader, the PM said in any circumstances and positions, comrade Phieu had overcome all difficulties and hardships to outstandingly fulfil his assigned tasks.

PM Phuc highlighted comrade Phieu’s role as commander of the battles against the genocidal regime in Cambodia.

As Party General Secretary, comrade Phieu had always played the pioneer role, protected the Party’s unity and solidarity, and put the interests of the Party and the nation first. He was respected and loved by comrades and the people, and respected by international friends, the PM said.

The late Party leader’s son Le Minh Dien expressed thanks to incumbent and former leaders of the Party, State, Government and Vietnam Fatherland Front, officials of agencies, organisations and localities, foreign officials, international friends, the people and relatives for their sympathy.

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on behalf of the National Funeral Organizing Committee, delivers the eulogy.

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

The late Party leader’s son Le Minh Dien expressed his gratitude to leaders of the Party, State, agencies, departments, branches, and international delegations who paid tribute to the former Party leader

The late leader’s coffin, wrapped in the national flag, was then moved out of the National Funeral Hall to the Mai Dich Cemetery in Hanoi.

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
At the end of the memorial service, leaders of the Party, State, National Assembly, Government, Vietnam Fatherland Front and former Party, State leaders, delegations, international organizations walked around the coffin to say goodbye to the former Party leader the last time.
Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
 

Former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu's coffin was moved from the memorial hall to the funeral car.

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan stood on both sides of the coffin while it was moving from the memorial hall to the funearl car.

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

 The coffin of the former Party leader was placed on the funeral car. The ceremonial team covered it with a national flag and put it into a glass box.

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
 
Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

The funeral cars slowly left the National Funeral House. Photo: Pham Hai

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

People stood along some Hanoi's streets to say goodbye to former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu

Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu
Lễ an táng nguyên Tổng Bí thư Lê Khả Phiêu

 After passing through the inner city streets, the convoy took the remains of General Secretary Le Kha Phieu to Mai Dich cemetery. The funeral finished at 2.25pm at Mai Dich Cemetery.

 Photo Pham Hai

The burial service was held at 14:00 the same day at the Mai Dich Cemetery.

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu

A view of the burial service (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu


Incumbent and former Party and State leaders at the burial service (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other senior officials offer incense to former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu at the burial service (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu


Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the burial service (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu

Honour guards cover the Former Party Leader Le Kha Phieu's grave with wreaths (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu


Honour guards cover former Party Leader Le Kha Phieu's grave (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other incumbent and former Party and State senior officials throw flowers over the casket, bidding last farewell to former Party Leader Le Kha Phieu (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu


Mourners throw flowers over the casket, bidding last farewell to former Party Leader Le Kha Phieu (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu



Mourners throw flowers over the casket, bidding last farewell to former Party Leader Le Kha Phieu (Photo: VNA)

Memorial, burial services held for former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu


Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh offers condolences to former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu’s family at the burial service (Photo: VNA)


From August 14-15, nearly 950 delegations with around 11,000 people have paid homage to the former Party General Secretary at the National Funeral Hall, the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City, and the 25B Hall on Quang Trung street, Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Hoa province.

Nearly 30 diplomatic corps and international organisations, along with Party and State delegations of Laos and Cambodia also came to pay their respect to the late leader.

Meanwhile, other foreign leaders and friends sent messages of condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State and people and the family of the deceased over the past days.

Former Party General Secretary Phieu passed away at 2.52am on August 7 at his home.

Over the course of his more than 70 years of revolutionary activities, comrade Phieu made substantial contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation. He was awarded a Golden Star, an insignia for 70 years of Party membership, and many other Vietnamese and international orders and medals.

During the two-day national mourning on August 14-15, national flags were flown at half-mast at offices and public places, and recreational and entertainment activities were stopped.

VietNamNet 

Rong Village and unforgettable memories about former Party Chief Le Kha Phieu

Rong Village and unforgettable memories about former Party Chief Le Kha Phieu

Houses have put up national flags. Incense sticks have been quietly lit on ancestral altars. Rong Village’s people are grieving after hearing about the passing of former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu.

National mourning held for former Party Chief Le Kha Phieu

National mourning held for former Party Chief Le Kha Phieu

The respect-paying ceremony for former General Secretary of the Party Central Committee Le Kha Phieu started at 8am, August 14 at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi, Thong Nhat Hall in HCM City and 25B Hall in Thanh Hoa.  

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnam initiative adopted at ARMAC Steering Committee meeting
Vietnam initiative adopted at ARMAC Steering Committee meeting
POLITICSicon  02/09/2020 

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) agreed on the establishment of the Friends of ARMAC (FOA) group, initiated by Vietnam, at the 13th meeting of its Steering Committee on September 1.

Vietnam - China agreement on fishery cooperation in Tonkin Gulf expires
Vietnam - China agreement on fishery cooperation in Tonkin Gulf expires
POLITICSicon  02/09/2020 

The Vietnam-China agreement on fishery cooperation in the Gulf of Tonkin expired on June 30, according to the Directorate of Fisheries.

AIPA - Successful symbol of ASEAN unity in diversity
AIPA - Successful symbol of ASEAN unity in diversity
POLITICSicon  02/09/2020 

Over the last four decades, the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) has become one of the most outstanding inter-parliamentary models in Asia and a symbol of solidarity, cooperation, and unity in diversity within the ASEAN Community.

Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam on National Day
Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam on National Day
POLITICSicon  02/09/2020 

Leaders of Laos, China, Cambodia, Cuba, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar have sent messages and letters of congratulations to Vietnamese leaders on the country’s 75th anniversary of National Day (September 2).

Top leader pays respect to late President Ho Chi Minh
Top leader pays respect to late President Ho Chi Minh
POLITICSicon  01/09/2020 

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong offered incense to commemorate late President Ho Chi Minh at House No 67 inside the Presidential Palace complex in Hanoi on September 1, 

New policies take effect in September
New policies take effect in September
POLITICSicon  01/09/2020 

Since September 1, a married individual shall be fined VND 3-5 million if he/she cohabits with a partner as husband and wife, 

Vietnam works to promote role of AIPA
Vietnam works to promote role of AIPA
POLITICSicon  01/09/2020 

The National Assembly of Vietnam, as Chair of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2020, has taken initiative in organising activities of AIPA in suitable forms, despite the complexity of COVID-19.

All activities in Hoang Sa, Truong Sa without permission violate Vietnam’s sovereignty: Spokeswoman
All activities in Hoang Sa, Truong Sa without permission violate Vietnam’s sovereignty: Spokeswoman
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  01/09/2020 

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang reiterated Vietnam’s consistent view that all activities in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) without its permission violate the country’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

Top leader urges further targets ahead of National Party Congress
Top leader urges further targets ahead of National Party Congress
POLITICSicon  01/09/2020 

Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong has urged the upcoming 13th National Party Congress to look ahead to the middle of the 21st century, with targets to turn Vietnam into a socialist-oriented developed country

Stories about a special flight
Stories about a special flight
FEATUREicon  01/09/2020 

Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong Lan - Deputy Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of Consular Affairs – talks to VietNamNet about behind-the-scenes stories about Vietnam’s measures to protect its citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Politburo approves three provincial Party secretaries
The Politburo approves three provincial Party secretaries
POLITICSicon  31/08/2020 

The Politburo has approved the appointment of the Secretary of the Party Committees of Quang Ngai, Hau Giang, and Phu Yen provinces for the term 2015 - 2020.

E-governance approaches critical mass
E-governance approaches critical mass
POLITICSicon  31/08/2020 

Vietnam has made significant headway in developing an effective e-government, making public services far more accessible for enterprises, investors, and individuals.

ASEAN, RoK ministers meet within framework of AEM-52
ASEAN, RoK ministers meet within framework of AEM-52
POLITICSicon  31/08/2020 

ASEAN economic ministers held online consultations with external partners, including the Republic of Korea (RoK), within the framework of the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM-52) and related meetings, on August 29.

Action plan to bolster CLMV economic growth approved
Action plan to bolster CLMV economic growth approved
POLITICSicon  30/08/2020 

Cooperation in trade and investment, human resources, and post-pandemic economic recovery will be the focus of a 2021-2022 joint plan of action freshly adopted by Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) at the 12th CLMV Economic Ministers Meeting.

Japan calls for peaceful settlement of East Sea issue
Japan calls for peaceful settlement of East Sea issue
MARITIME SOVEREIGNTYicon  29/08/2020 

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on August 28 called on parties involved in the East Sea issue to pursue the peaceful settlement of conflicts based on international law.

PM chairs ceremony marking 75th anniversary of National Day
PM chairs ceremony marking 75th anniversary of National Day
POLITICSicon  29/08/2020 

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse chaired a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of Vietnam's National Day (September 2) in Hanoi on August 28.

Cambodia’s Royal Order posthumously presented to former Ambassador
Cambodia’s Royal Order posthumously presented to former Ambassador
VIETNAM & WORLDicon  29/08/2020 

Cambodia’s Royal Order of Sahametrei-Mahasena (Grand Officer) was posthumously presented to former Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Ngo Dien during a ceremony held at the Cambodian Embassy in Hanoi on August 28.

Hanoi Chairman prosecuted and detained
Hanoi Chairman prosecuted and detained
POLITICSicon  28/08/2020 

The Ministry of Public Security’s Investigation Agency today decided to detain for four months and launch criminal proceedings against Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung 

Vietnam hosts 11th ASEAN Connectivity symposium
Vietnam hosts 11th ASEAN Connectivity symposium
POLITICSicon  28/08/2020 

The Vietnamese permanent mission to ASEAN on August 28 hosted the 11th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium on “Enhancing ASEAN Cohesiveness, Responsiveness through Resilient Connectivity and Human Capital Development.”

Vietnam-Cambodia border topographic maps to be sent to UN
Vietnam-Cambodia border topographic maps to be sent to UN
POLITICSicon  28/08/2020 

Cambodian border affairs committee chairman Var Kimhong said the government will send newly-drawn Vietnam-Cambodia border topographic maps to the UN for international recognition.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN