Update: 09:36 | 05/10/2018
The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front have issued a special communiqué, announcing that former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi passed away at 23:12 on October 1, 2018, and his funeral will be held as a national mourning.
The funeral of comrade Do Muoi will be organized in the national mourning etiquette. He will be laid in state at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi.
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi (Photo: VNA).
The respect-paying ceremony will start at 7 am on October 6 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi and run until 7:30am on October 7.
The memorial service will be held at 9:00am on October 7 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi. The burial ceremony will take place from 1:00pm on the same day in his native land in Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi.
At the same time, the respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for comrade Do Muoi will also be held at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Vietnam Television (VTV) and Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) will broadcast live the ceremonies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
During the two-day national mourning on October 6 – 7, national flags will be flown at half-mast at State offices and public places, and recreational and entertainment activities will be stopped.