State funeral held for Lieutenant General Dong Sy Nguyen

A state funeral for Lieutenant General Dong Sy Nguyen, former Politburo member, former Vice Chairman of the Ministers' Council and former Commander of the Truong Son army corps, took place Wednesday, starting with a tribute-paying ceremony at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi.

Among the mourners were Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and Vietnam Fatherland Front President Tran Thanh Man.

In the mourning book Party leader and President Nguyen Phu Trong wrote that Lieutenant General Dong Sy Nguyen was an outstanding, prestigious leader of the Vietnamese Party, State, and people, and a loyal and creative communist who made great contributions to the national liberation, reunification, renewal, construction and defense. Mr. Trong called General Nguyen's passing a great loss to the Vietnamese Party, State, and people.

Source: VOV5