Among the leaders on hand were permanent member of the Party’s Secretariat and head of its Organization Commission Truong Thi Mai, State President Vo Van Thuong, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, and Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent wreaths to the service.

Party and State leaders pay tribute to former Deputy Minister of National Defense Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh in a  respect-paying service held in Hanoi on September 18 morning.

Leaders praised the contribution by Vinh to the common cause of the Party, people and military, especially in the fields of intelligence and defense diplomacy.

President of the Cambodian People's Party Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet, Deputy Prime Minister Defense Minister of Laos Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath sent their wreaths to the service.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Vinh was a military intelligence expert, and a professor and doctor of philosophy in international relations. He became Deputy Minister of National Defense in 2009.

He was elected to the Party Central Committee in the 11th and 12th tenures, and retired in late 2021. During his 12 years serving as Deputy Minister of National Defense, Vinh made practical contribution to promoting the development of Vietnam’s defense diplomacy, including sending forces to U.N. peacekeeping missions and organizing a series of ASEAN defense meetings.

The memorial service and the burial ceremony will take place at Thien Duc Cemetery in the Northern province of Phu Tho on the same day afternoon.

Source: VNA