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Memorial, burial ceremonies for State President Tran Dai Quang held today
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Memorial, burial ceremonies for State President Tran Dai Quang held today

The Saigon Times Daily

High-raking officials at the memorial ceremony for State President Tran Dai Quang - PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Following the tribute-paying ceremony yesterday, the memorial service for State President Tran Dai Quang is held from 7:30 a.m. today, September 27, and the burial ceremony will take place from 3:30 p.m., the Government news website reported.

The memorial service is held at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi. The State President will be buried in Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province, said Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh.

The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, the National Assembly, the State Presidency, the Government, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee yesterday held the ceremony to pay tribute to State President Tran Dai Quang in the national mourning etiquette at the National Funeral Hall, the Reunification Palace in HCMC and the Hall of the People’s Committee of Kim Son District.

Some 1,600 delegations of ministries, central agencies, localities across the country, the people, and international and diplomatic organizations with more than 50,000 people paid respect to the State President, including 164 delegations of diplomatic organizations and international high-ranking officials, Binh noted.

The State funeral is held for two days, from September 26 to 27. During the national mourning, the national flag is flown at half-mast at State offices and public places, and all recreational and entertainment activities are suspended.

Vietnam Television and Voice of Vietnam broadcast live the ceremonies in Hanoi, HCMC and Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province.

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