05/10/2018 10:12 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam’s mission to UN opens funeral book for Party leader Do Muoi

Vietnam’s permanent mission to the United Nations held a ceremony to pay tribute to former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Do Muoi on October 4 and opened a funeral book from October 4 through October 5 (New York time).

The mission held one minute’s silence and offered incense in memory of the former Party General Secretary. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the UN, recalled contributions of the leader during more than 70 years serving the CPV and the country.

Many overseas Vietnamese, foreign ambassadors and representatives from delegations to the UN, international organisations in New York and local officials came to the mission’s headquarters to pay respect to the former Vietnamese Party chief.

Former General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Do Muoi was born on February 2, 1917, in Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi. He passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101 due to serious illness. He served as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee from June 1991 to December 1997, and was presented with an insignia of 80-year Party membership.

Vietnam will hold a State funeral and two days of national mourning for him on October 6 and 7.