Tribute-paying ceremonies for former Party leader held abroad

Saturday, 2018-10-06 09:16:45
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Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Kong Sam Ol pays his respects to the late General Secretary. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia organised a tribute-paying ceremony for former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Do Muoi on October 4-5.

Writing in the condolence book, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh lauded the former leader for his contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.

Minh wrote that in his capacity as the General Secretary, comrade Do Muoi made historic and strategic directions in external relations such as normalising ties with China and the US, signing the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation with the European Union, joining ASEAN and launching negotiations on the Bilateral Trade Agreement with the US.

At the ceremony, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace Kong Sam Ol conveyed a letter of condolences from King Norodom Sihamoni to General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

Sim Ka, a member of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Central Committee’s Standing Board expressed his profound condolences to the Vietnamese Party, government and people and family of comrade Do Muoi and wished that he will rest in peace.

The ambassadors of Laos, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Myanmar, India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, and representatives from embassies and international organisations in Phnom Penh also came to pay their last respects to the former Party leader.

On October 5, the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia, the Vietnamese Consulate Generals in Sydney and Perth also held respect-paying ceremonies and opened funeral books for the former Party chief.

Representatives of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, diplomatic corps, embassies of Laos, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Venezuela also paid tribute to comrade Do Muoi.

Lao Ambassador to Australia Sisavath Inphachanh wrote that the former General Secretary was a great leader who made great contributions to national liberation and development, as well as ties between the two Parties and special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam.

A similar ceremony was also held in Myanmar on October 5.