Vietnamese bid farewell to President Tran Dai Quang

Update: 11:03 | 27/09/2018

Vietnam said goodbye to departed President Tran Dai Quang on Thursday, after a memorial service held in Hanoi.

Vietnamese, bid farewell, President Tran Dai Quang, memorial service, coffin

Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong started the memorial service at the National Funeral Home in Hanoi by delivering an eulogy, reviewing all contributions Quang has made for the country. Quang, who served as Vietnam's Minister of Public Security before becoming president in April 2016, passed away on September 21 after battling a serious illness for more than a year.

Vietnamese, bid farewell, President Tran Dai Quang, memorial service, coffin

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.

Vietnamese, bid farewell, President Tran Dai Quang, memorial service, coffin

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.

Vietnamese, bid farewell, President Tran Dai Quang, memorial service, coffin

The coffin is paraded past Hanoi's Opera House.

Vietnamese, bid farewell, President Tran Dai Quang, memorial service, coffin

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 half mast on Wednesday and Thursday.

Vietnamese, bid farewell, President Tran Dai Quang, memorial service, coffin

Outside the Presidential Palace on Hung Vuong Street.

Source: VnExpress 



 
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