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Party leader Do Muoi remembered with high praise

Mourners of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Do Muoi at his State funeral in Hanoi were full of praise for the Party leader for his contributions to the Party and nation.

General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong wrote in the funeral book that Do Muoi had made huge contributions to national liberation, reunification and national construction and defence.

Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh wrote that his passing has left a profound sorrow for Vietnamese Party, State and people and many friends and comrades worldwide. Later generations will always be grateful and remember his life, career and dedication for independence, freedom and well-being of Vietnamese people.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the leader’s role in developing heavy industry and national industrialization and modernization. The former Party General Secretary, with his view of “Vietnam ready to be a friend of all countries,” had opened up a new era of external relations, making breakthrough strides in Vietnam’s external relations and global integration.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan remembered Do Muoi as a righteous, exemplary, talented and steadfast leader of the CPV, adding that his entire life was dedicated to national liberation and reunification, and for peace, prosperity and well-being of the people.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said over 80 years of his revolutionary career, the leader left deep impression on comrades and people in any position.

Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai lauded the leader for his leadership of the country’s reform, taking the national economy out of a difficult period, driving back inflation, shifting from a State-subsidised economy to a socialist-oriented market economy and normalising ties with countries worldwide.

In Ho Chi Minh City, delegations from ministries, agencies, mass organisations, localities and people from walks of life in the south came to Thong Nhat Hall since early in the morning to pay tribute to the former CPV General Secretary.

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said the municipal Party Committee and administration forever remember the former Party chief’s support of the city since the early days of Doi Moi to present.

86-year-old Nguyen Thi Kim Hong shared that Do Muoi is known as an honest and firm leader who always works for the country and the people.

Many religious representatives and youth union officials also expressed deep grief over his passing in the funeral book.