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9/27/2018 5:54:40 PM

President Tran Dai Quang laid to rest in hometown

President Tran Dai Quang was laid to rest in his hometown in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province on September 27.

On September 27 morning, a funeral service to say farewell to President Tran Dai Quang took place in Hanoi.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong delivers the eulogy at the funeral. (Photo: VNA)

A representative of President Tran Dai Quang's family thanks respect payers to the leader's funeral. (Photo: VNA)

Members of President Tran Dai Quang's family pay last respects to him. (Photo: VNA)

Party, State, Government and National Assembly leaders and former leaders pay last respects to President Tran Dai Quang. (Photo: VNA)

A hearse carrying the coffin of President Tran Dai Quang crosses the street to the burial site. (Photo: VNA)

People lined the streets to pay last respects to President Tran Dai Quang, as the hearse carrying the his coffin and accompanied vehicles were en route from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.

The hearse carrying the President coffin goes through a street in Hanoi, followed by a long line of vehicles. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoians stand along the road to pay homage to the President. (Photo: VNA)

People stand along a road in Ninh Binh to pay their respect. (Photo: VNA)

The coffin hearse arrives at the burial site. (Photo: VNA)

Honour guards take the coffin of President Tran Dai Quang to his resting place. (Photo: VNA)

A requiem held for President Tran Dai Quang. (Photo: VNA)

The coffin is carried to the burial site. (Photo: VNA)

At the burial site. (Photo: VNA)

Respect prayers to the burial service walk around the President's resting place to bid their last farewell. (Photo: VNA)

The tomb of President Tran Dai Quang. (Photo: VNA)

Hundreds of delegations from ministries, agencies, mass organisations, localities and people of various walks of life lined up to pay their last respect to Politburo member and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang during memorial services in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and his home province of Ninh Binh on September 26. 

Over the 45 years of his revolutionary career, the State leader spent more than 43 years working in the public security force, and assumed important leading positions for over 20 years.

In the funeral book, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security, Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam wrote that the Central Public Security Party Committee, together with commanders, officers, non-commissioned officers and staff of the people’s public security force, are saddened at the passing of General, Prof., Politburo Member, President Tran Dai Quang who headed the people’s armed forces, permanent member of the Central Public Security Party Committee, former Secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee, and former Minister of Public Security. Lam described the deceased as an excellent leader of the Party, State and people, an eminent commander of people’s public security force, an example of boundless loyalty to the Party, nation and people who made dedication to the cause of national construction and defence for the sake of peace and well-being of the people.

At the National Funeral Hall at No.5 Tran Thanh Tong street, Hanoi, former Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan lauded President Quang as a talented leader with compassion, integrity and attention to compatriots and comrades.

She said while chairing or joining dialogues with countries or forums, President Quang always placed national interests above all.

Former General Directorate of Posts Nguyen Huy Luan attributed Vietnam’s successes in external work over the past years to the President’s efforts which,  he said, helped improve the country’s stature on international arena. In particular, President Quang successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting 2017. During over 900 days in office, with concerted efforts, the leader left a deep impression on international friends.

Do Tin Nhiem, a native of Lai Dinh village, Cao Dai commune, Vinh Tuong district, the northern province of Vinh Phuc, said the President’s contributions to internal and external work were welcomed by the people and contributed to strengthening public trust in the Party leadership and the future of the country.

Coming to the National Funeral Hall early in the morning, Vu Thi Thanh Hong from the Red Cross Society of Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan district affirmed that in the mind of herself and others, the State leader did his best for the revolutionary cause of the Party and national development.

Luu Ba Hoang, member of the standing board of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district, said he feels that the President is always for the public.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh vowed to the unite walks of life together to build a country of independence, self-reliance and territorial integrity as desired by Uncle Ho, the Party Central Committee, the State and Government.

In his homeland in Hamlet 13, Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province, as of 11am on September 26, nearly 100 delegations came to pay tribute to the President.

Having passed away, yet the President still stays in the heart and mind of Vietnamese people as a dedicated leader who was always close to the people./.

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