DPM to travel to Vietnam to pay last respect to late President Quang

27-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail is scheduled to leave for Vietnam today to pay her last respect to the late President Tran Dai Quang on behalf of the Malaysian government.

The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the ceremony would be held at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi.

“Subsequently, the state funeral will take place from 3.30pm on September 27 at Kim Son district cemetery, Ninh Binh province, the birthplace of President Quang,” Wisma Putra said in a statement.

Quang died last Friday (September 21) at the age of 61 at a military hospital in the capital Hanoi following a period of illness.

It was reported that Quang was appointed president in April 2016, and served alongside Vietnam’s de facto leader Communist Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Before that he was the Public Security minister.

Both prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as well as Foreign minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, in their condolence messages, expressed their sadness on Quang’s demise.

“They paid tribute to the contribution of the late President in enhancing the bilateral relations between Malaysia and Vietnam,” Wisma Putra added.

Meanwhile, deputy Foreign minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya will be signing the Condolence Book at the Embassy of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur today.



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