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President Tran Dai Quang remembered in Europe

Many officials of international organisations and governments in Europe have paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang at Vietnamese embassies in European countries.

In the funeral book opened by the Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland, General Director of the UN Office in Geneva Michael Moller sent his condolences to the Vietnamese people and Government, and the family and close friends of President Quang.

Ambassador and head of the Lao Mission to Geneva Kham-Inh Khitchadeth wrote that the Lao people will always remember the valuable contributions of the President to strengthening ties between the two countries.

Heads of the permanent missions of Cuba, Germany, Belgium, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Bulgaria, Singapore, Brunei, Syria, Montenegro and Ivory Coast, representatives from the missions of Japan, Serbia, the International Organisation of the Francophone and the UN Conference on Trade and Development, also came to the Vietnamese mission’s headquarters to pay respect to President Tran Dai Quang. 

Many foreign ambassadors, chargé d’affaires, heads of diplomatic representative agencies and international organisations, leaders of the Vietnamese Association in Switzerland, Chairwoman of the Switzerland – Vietnam Association Anjuska Weil and overseas Vietnamese visited the Vietnamese embassy in Bern to express their condolences.

Ambassador and head of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Reception Department Mauro Reina wrote in the funeral book opened by the embassy that President Quang will be always remembered by Vietnamese people.

Earlier, Swiss President Alain Berset sent a message of condolences Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, expressing his belief that with trust, determination and commitment, the image of President Quang will forever live in the mind of Vietnamese people.

Liechtenstein Ambassador to Switzerland Doris Frick conveyed the sympathy of Liechtenstein royal family, government and people to the Vietnamese State, government and people.

Memorial ceremonies were also held by Vietnamese embassies in Belgium, the UK, Italy, France and Ukraine. The embassies all opened funeral books on September 26 and 27.