Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

More than 1,000 domestic and international delegations paid tribute to former President, General Le Duc Anh at ceremonies held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and his home province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 3.

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

At the respect-paying ceremony held for former President, General Le Duc Anh

Foreign leaders and friends have also sent of condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State and people and the bereaved family.

The mourners expressed their respect to the former leader who had devoted his life to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.

Representatives from general consulates of Laos, Cambodia, Russia, China, the US, Thailand, Germany, Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Cuba, along with international friends in HCM City came to the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Conference Hall in the city to pay their last respects to the deceased.

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 has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4.

Condolences sent to Vietnam over former President Le Duc Anh’s death

Leaders of various countries have extended their condolences to the Party, State, Government and people of Vietnam over the passing of former President General Le Duc Anh.

Le Duc Anh served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to December 1997. He passed away on April 22, 2019 at the age of 99.

Indian President Ram Nath Covind sent a letter of condolences to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, stating that former President Le Duc Anh is an excellent leader of Vietnam and a good friend of India.

The passing of the former leader is a great loss to the Government and people of Vietnam, he said.

In his letter sent to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Choe Ryong Hae, President of the Presidium of the DPRK’s Supreme People’s Assembly showed his deep sympathy over the death of former President Le Duc Anh, and spoke highly of the deceased’s important contributions to the national construction and development of Vietnam.

President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent their condolences to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong also received a message of condolences from Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent his condolences to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. He showed his respect to the late President and spoke highly of his immense contributions to Vietnam’s nation-building.

Chairman of the Presidium of the Communist Party of Japan Central Committee Kazuo Shii has sent a message of condolences to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif extended their condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over the loss.

On May 3, many foreign high-ranking delegations, including those from Cambodia, Laos, Cuba and Japan, along with ambassadors and representatives from international organisations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City paid their last respect to former President General Le Duc Anh at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi and Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City.

A memorial service for former President General Le Duc Anh was held at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi at 10:45 am on May 3, and a burial service for him took place at 5pm the same day at Ho Chi Minh Cemetery.

Vietnam has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4.

Respect-paying services held for former President around the globe

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

Respect-paying services for former President General Le Duc Anh in the Republic of Korea

The Vietnamese Embassy and Consulate General in Germany are staying open on May 3-4 for individuals, organisations and Vietnamese people in the country to pay tribute to General Le Duc Anh, former President of Vietnam.

Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu and staff of the embassy as well as representatives of the Vietnamese community in Germany spent a minute of silence in memory of the former leader.

On May 3, foreign ambassadors in Germany, including Spain, Costa Rica, Ukraine, Jamaica, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burkina Faso, and representatives from the diplomatic corps, the Germany-Vietnam Friendship Association, as well as foreign friends came to the embassy to pay last tribute to the deceased.

General Le Duc Anh served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to December 1997. He passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.

Also on May 3, the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN, World Trade Organisations and other organisations in Geneva held a memorial service and opened the funeral book for former President Anh.

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of the mission, recalled great contributions by the former leader to the country, especially his efforts to normalise Vietnam’s relations with China and the US as well as the country’s joining of the ASEAN.

The diplomat said that the mission received condolences from many international organisations over the former leader’s passing away.

Meanwhile in Hong Kong (China), the Vietnamese General Consulate opened the funeral book in memory of General Le Duc Anh. Representatives from the Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong, the administration of Hong Kong, general consulates of ASEAN countries, and diplomatic delegations from various countries in Hong Kong paid tribute to the former leader.

Writing on the funeral book, Thai Consul General in Hong Kong expressed deep condolences to the Government and people of Vietnam over the great loss, stating that the deceased made great contributions to the development of the Thailand-Vietnam relations.

The same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and held a memorial services for former President Le Duc Anh.

A delegation from the Malaysian Government led by Deputy Foreign Minister Haji Marzuki Yahya paid homage to the deceased. The official highly valued efforts by the former President to the strengthening of the bilateral partnership.

In Seoul, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Taeho headed a delegation to the Vietnamese Embassy to pay tribute to former President Le Duc Anh. Representatives from many countries in Seoul, including Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Ireland, Mexico, Angola, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, the US, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Thailand also came to the embassy to pay tribute to the deceased.

Memorial services for former President Le Duc Anh have also been held in many other countries around the world, including Belgium and Israel.

Foreign officials pay respect to former leader at overseas ceremonies

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai writes down in the funeral book

Senior officials of many countries have paid homage to Vietnam’s former President Le Duc Anh at the tribute-paying ceremony held by Vietnamese embassies.

President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin led a parliamentary delegation to pay tribute to the former leader of Vietnam at the service organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh on May 3.

In the condolence book, he wrote that Gen. Le Duc Anh was a close friend of Cambodia who greatly helped to liberate the Cambodian people from the Pol Pot genocidal regime and to recover and develop the country.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace Kong Sam Ol also came to pay tribute to former President Le Duc Anh and handed over King Norodom Sihamoni’s condolence letter.

Other Cambodian officials, including Senate President Samdech Say Chhum and Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development Yim Chhay Ly, also showed their respect for Le Duc Anh at the ceremony in Phnom Penh.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh said General Le Duc Anh directly made enormous contributions to the two countries’ friendship.

From 1981 to 1986, he served as Deputy Defence Minister and Commander of Vietnam’s volunteer soldiers in Cambodia. He was Defence Minister of Vietnam at the time the country’s volunteer soldiers fulfilled their mission in Cambodia in 1989, the diplomat noted.

Also on May 3, the Vietnamese Embassy in India held a respect-paying ceremony.

Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (East) at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, wrote in the condolence book that Gen. Le Duc Anh was an excellent leader with considerable contributions to Vietnam’s development. The Indian people will always keep in mind his role in enhancing the India-Vietnam friendship.

Indian officials and representatives of diplomatic corps in the country also came to pay homage to the former leader.

A similar ceremony took place at the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand the same day.

In his note, First Vice-President of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Surachai Liengboonlertchai expressed his deepest condolences to the people of Vietnam on the passing of Le Duc Anh.

Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Chairman of the Thailand-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group Sakchai Tanaboonchai, along with many diplomats and Vietnamese people in the country, also attended the event.

Officials, diplomats and Vietnamese people in Russia, Singapore and New Zealand also paid homage to the former leader at the ceremonies held by the Vietnamese embassies in the countries.

The overseas ceremonies are scheduled to last through May 4.

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 has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4.

Lao leaders pay tribute to former Vietnamese President Le Duc Anh

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

Former Vietnamese President Gen. Le Duc Anh (second from right) visited Souphanouvong, advisor to the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee (third from right) during his friendship official visit to Laos in November 1993

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith led a high-ranking delegation to pay tribute to former Vietnamese President Gen. Le Duc Anh at the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane on May 3.

In the funeral book, the top Lao leader wrote that with the passing away of comrade Le Duc Anh, not only the Vietnamese Party, State and people lost a beloved leader, but the Lao Party, State and people also lost a close friend and comrade.

Comrade Le Duc Anh had rendered outstanding services to Vietnam’s past struggle for national liberation and national building and defence cause over the past more than 80 years, and also made important contributions to strengthening and developing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam over the past times, he wrote.

A representative from the Lao National Assembly described Gen. Le Duc Anh as an exemplary leader who played an important role in leading Vietnam from success to success when writing in the funeral book.

Delegations from the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, and several ministries of the country also paid tribute to the late Vietnamese leader.

Representatives from several embassies in Laos came to the Vietnamese Embassy to paid homage to him and write in the funeral book.

General Le Duc Anh, who served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to 1997, passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.

Vietnam has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4. A State funeral was held for the former President on May 3.

Foreign officials pay homage to former President in UK, France

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

Scene taken at the respect-paying services held at the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK

The Vietnamese Embassies in the UK and France held respect-paying services for Vietnam’s former President Le Duc Anh on May 3.

Attending the ceremony in London, on behalf of the UK Government and people, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field extended his deepest condolences toward the passing of the former President.

The ceremony, to last until late May 4, has so far gathered the attendance of representatives from foreign embassies in UK, including those of Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, China, Indonesia, and the Republic of Korea, among others.

Meanwhile, at the ceremony in Paris, Corine Crespel, a representative from the French Foreign Ministry’s Asia-Pacific Department, paid respect to the deceased. In the condolences book, she wrote about the significant role the former President once played in consolidating Vietnam – France relations.

 

The same day, many members of foreign diplomatic corps came to pay their homage.

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 has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4.

General Le Duc Anh remembered at former military base


During recent days, thousands of visitors flocked to the former military command base of the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam, a national special relic site that witnessed daily works of General Le Duc Anh during Vietnam’s resistance war against the United States in the past.

The 3,200-hectare site, known as Ta Thiet military base in Loc Ninh district, Binh Phuoc province, consists of a tunnel system, accommodations and workplaces of high-level party and state officials during the resistance war, including former State President Le Duc Anh, who passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.

Here in the base, strategic decisions were made, which greatly contributed to the glorious victory of Ho Chi Minh Campaign and liberation of the South to reunify the country.

With its rich historical values, Ta Thiet military base has become not only a tourist destination in Binh Phuoc province, but also a venue for educating youngsters about patriotism.

Besides Ta Thiet Military Base, Loc Ninh is also home to other renowned historical relic site, including the Headquarters of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam and Loc Ninh military airport.

Foreign officials mourn former President Le Duc Anh’s passing

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

A delegation from the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence on May 4 paid tribute to former Vietnamese President General Le Duc Anh at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh.

A delegation from the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence on May 4 paid tribute to former Vietnamese President General Le Duc Anh at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh.

On behalf of the Cambodian officers, Defense Ministry Secretary of State Elvan Sarat expressed his deepest sorrow at the passing of General Le Duc Anh.

He recalled the former President’s great contributions to enhancing the friendship, solidarity and multifaceted cooperation between the Vietnamese and Cambodian armies.

Representatives from several ministries and the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia also paid their last respects to former President General Le Duc Anh.

The same day, Russian Ambassador to Cambodia Dmitry Tsvetkov came to the Vietnamese Embassy to pay his homage to the late leader.

The diplomat showed his respect to the deceased for his talent, and lauded his huge contributions to consolidating and strengthening cooperation between Vietnam and Russia in various spheres.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt also opened the book of condolences for former President General Le Duc Anh on May 3 and 4.

Representatives from foreign embassies and diplomatic corps in Egypt, local officials and Vietnamese expats in the country came to pay tribute to the late leader.

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 two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4. A State funeral for the former President was held on May 3.

Foreign leaders extend condolences over death of former President

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh
Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (second, right) received President Le Duc Anh (second, left) on August 8, 1995 during the latter's official visit to Cambodia

Leaders of Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Palestine have sent messages and letters of condolences to leaders of the Vietnamese Party, State, Government and people over the passing of former President General Le Duc Anh.

In his letter of condolences to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni offered the deepest condolences to the top Vietnamese leader, people and the family of former President General Le Duc Anh.

King Norodom Sihamoni also highlighted the late leader’s great contributions to Vietnam’s national construction and development cause, affirming that former President Le Duc Anh was an excellent and respectable leader of Vietnam.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, extended their condolences to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Palestinian President, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Mahmoud Abbas also sent messages of condolences to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Meanwhile, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra sent a letter of condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

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.

Respect-paying ceremonies held for former President in Myanmar, Netherlands

Myanmar’s Minister of International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin came to the Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar on May 4 to pay respect to former President Gen. Le Duc Anh.

Writing in the condolence book, the minister extended his deepest sympathies to the Vietnamese people and the family of the deceased.

The passing away of the former President on April 22 was a great loss for the Vietnamese people, he wrote, adding that the general will be remembered for his important role in Vietnam’s struggle for national liberation and development.

On May 3-4, ambassadors of many countries in Laos, the United Nations’ Resident Coordinator and international friends paid tribute to the former Vietnamese leader at the embassy.

On these two days, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands also held a respect-paying ceremony and opened the funeral book for the former President.

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 has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4.

A memorial service for former President General Le Duc Anh was held at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi at 10:45 am on May 3, and a burial service for him took place at 5pm the same day at Ho Chi Minh City Cemetery.

Former President Le Duc Anh remembered in China, ASEAN

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Liu Qibao writes in the condolences book.

The Vietnamese Embassy in China on May 3-4 opened a condolences book for former President, General Le Duc Anh who passed away late last month at the age of 99.

Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, Chaiman of the Steering Committee of the National People’s Congress Li Zhanshu, and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Wang Yang sent wreaths in memory of the Vietnamese former leader.

Paying last respects to the deceased, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Liu Qibao wrote in the condolences book that the passing of Le Duc Anh is a great loss for both Vietnamese and Chinese peoples, describing him as a friend of the Chinese people.

He affirmed that the Chinese Party and State always attach much importance to the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Vietnam, and want to promote the Vietnam-China friendship collaboration in a practical and stable manner.

Meanwhile, Secretary-General of ASEAN Lim Jock Hoi, Deputy Secretary-General Hoang Anh Tuan and staffers at the ASEAN Secretariat on May 4 paid homage to former President Anh at the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia.

In the condolences book, Lim expressed his deep sympathies to the Vietnamese people over the passing of Le Duc Anh, who made great contributions to the nation’s peace, stability and economic development, particularly in the nation’s joining the ASEAN in 1995. He will be remembered as one of the most respected leaders in Vietnam and a leader that gave strong support to the ASEAN, the official wrote.

At the ASEAN Secretariat headquarters, the Vietnamese national flag flied at half-staff on May 3-4.

Former President Le Duc Anh remembered abroad

Vietnam's permanent mission to the United Nations opened a condolence book for former President Gen. Le Duc Anh in New York on May 3.

Maria Luiza Viotti, Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary General António Guterres, sent a representative to pay tribute to the former Vietnamese leader and write in the funeral book, affirming that former President Le Duc Anh will go down in Vietnam’s history as a talented and respected leader.

Ambassadors of several countries such as Laos, Cuba, Singapore and Australia also came to the mission’s headquarters to pay homage to Gen. Anh.

On the same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in the US also held a solemn respect-paying ceremony and opened the funeral book for him.

Crowds of representatives from the US administration, organisations and diplomatic missions of many countries in Washington DC came to pay tribute to the former Vietnamese President.

Susan Parker-Burns, Acting Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of State, extended her profound condolences to the family of the deceased, emphasizing that under the leadership of the former President, Vietnam and the US made important steps forwards towards reconciliation and establishment of cooperative ties, laying important foundations for the current good relationship between the two countries.

In the funeral book, Chairwoman of the Board and CEO of the National League of POW/MIA Families Ann Mills-Griffiths affirmed that President Le Duc Anh had made great contributions to building the US-Vietnam relations, including supporting and promoting Vietnam’s humanitarian policies on POW/MIA work,

Memorial services for former President Le Duc Anh were also held by the Vietnamese Embassies in Argentina, Mexico, Italy, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Mozambique, Ukraine, Bangladesh and Canada.

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 has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4. A State funeral for the former President was held on May 3.

Respect paid to former President Le Duc Anh in Latin America, Africa

Over 1,000 delegations pay homage to former President Le Duc Anh

The Vietnamese Embassy in Chile holds a respect-paying ceremony on May 3 and 4 for former President, General Le Duc Anh

The Vietnamese Embassy in Chile held a respect-paying ceremony in the Latin American country on May 3 and 4 for former President, General Le Duc Anh who passed away late last month.

The ceremony saw the presence of many local officials, representatives of political parties and Vietnam’s friends in the countries. Heads of many foreign diplomatic offices in Chile were also on hand.

They expressed their deep condolences to Vietnam over the passing of the former President.

Meanwhile, representing the Tanzanian government, Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs Palamagamba Kabudi on May 4 came to the Vietnamese Embassy in the African country to pay his last respect to the deceased.

Writing in the condolences book, the minister highlighted that former President Anh had greatly contributed to the strengthening of the bilateral relations.

Representatives of many foreign embassies in Tanzania also came to pay respect to former President Le Duc Anh.

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