Funeral held for former Politburo member

Saturday, 2019-02-02 17:30:27
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Party and State leaders pay respect to former Politburo member Nguyen Duc Binh at the funeral on February 2 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front held a state-level funeral for former Politburo member Nguyen Duc Binh on February 2, who was also former head of the Central Theoretical Council and former Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, who passed away on January 31.

Delegations with Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and many other high-ranking officials as heads, paid their last respects to the deceased at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi. Many former Party and State leaders were also present or sent wreaths to the event.

In the visitor’s notes, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong as well as Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed Binh’s various great and outstanding contributions to the Party and the people of Vietnam, especially in the field of political theory, ideology and culture.

The respect-paying ceremony was followed by a memorial service for Binh who will be buried in his home province of Ha Tinh on February 3.