A delegation of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and the State of Laos led by LPRP General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith paid last respects to Do Muoi at the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane on October 6 morning.

The Lao party leader and President wrote in the condolence book that with the passing of Do Muoi, not only the Party, State and people of Vietnam lose an exemplary revolutionary and a beloved leader, but the Lao Party, State and people also lose a close friend.

LPRP General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith. Source: VOV

“Comrade Do Muoi has made great contributions to Vietnam’s cause of national defense, construction and development over the past more than 80 years. He also contributed greatly to strengthening and fostering the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam,” Bounnhang Volachith wrote.

The day before, Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou also led a delegation to pay homage to Do Muoi at the Vietnamese Embassy.

Representatives from Lao ministries, agencies, and foreign embassies in Vientiane came to the Vietnamese Embassy to pay tribute to the former Party chief of Vietnam and offer condolences.

In Singapore, the Vietnamese Embassy is opening the condolence book from October 5 to 7.

On behalf of the Singaporean Government, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan paid last respects to Do Muoi at the Vietnamese Embassy.

Writing in the condolence book, the minister hailed the role of former Party General Secretary Do Muoi in Vietnam’s process of integration into the world economy, noting that under his leadership, Vietnam joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1995.

At the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba, on behalf of the Communist Party and State of Cuba, Secretary of the Party Central Committee José Ramón Balaguer wrote in the funeral book that during the most difficult time of Cuba, Do Muoi as Party General Secretary had demonstrated permanent friendship and love for Cuba, provided the biggest possible help to Cuba and warmly welcomed Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz when he visited Vietnam in 1995.

Vietnamese Embassies in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, France and Canada have also held tribute ceremonies and opened funeral books for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi.

Do Muoi, who passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101, served as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee from June 1991 to December 1997.

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

Source: VNA