Update: 11:03 | 27/09/2018
Vietnam said goodbye to departed President Tran Dai Quang on Thursday, after a memorial service held in Hanoi.
Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong started the memorial service at the National Funeral Home in Hanoi by delivering
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and General Secretary Trong join hands to carry President Quang’s coffin out of the funeral home at 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street. Leaders from Cambodia, Laos and South Korea and some 50,000 paid their respects to the late president on Wednesday.
President Quang's flag-draped coffin will be carried around Hanoi before he is buried in his hometown in Kim Son District of Ninh Binh Province, two hours south of Hanoi, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
The coffin is paraded past Hanoi's Opera House.
At the Flag Tower of Hanoi on Dien Bien Phu Street. All government buildings and public places in Hanoi are flying the national flag at
Outside the Presidential Palace on Hung Vuong Street.