VGP - Solemn memorial ceremonies of former President of the State Council Võ Chí Công, were held on the early morning of September 12 in Hồ Chí Minh City , Hà Nội and Quảng Nam province.
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, State President Trương Tấn Sang, PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly Tòng Thị Phóng and Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Huỳnh Đảm were among the mourners at the state funeral in Hồ Chí Minh City .
Party leader Trọng, head of the funeral board, delivered a funeral oration, looking back on the former State leader’s life of 99 years and revolutionary career with 76 years of Party membership.
Mr. Võ Chí Công (real name Võ Toàn), born on August 7, 1912 in Tam Xuân commune, Tam Kỳ District, Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng Province (now Núi Thành District, Quảng Nam Province), was also former Politburo member, former Party Central Committee Secretary and former advisor to the Party Central committee.
He joined the grassroots youth movement in 1930 and was admitted to the Communist Party of Indochina (now the Communist Party of Việt Nam) in 1935.
Party and State leaders at the State funeral for former President of the State Council Võ Chí Công, Hồ Chí Minh City, September 12, 2011 - Photo: VGP
His life was closely connected with the revolutionary process and important historic events of the Party and people of Việt Nam. Being an outstanding disciple of President Hồ Chí Minh, he showed industriousness and thrift, uprightness, public-spiritedness and selflessness, and were faithful to the goals and ideal of the revolution, always putting interests of the Party and people first.
The former State leader was buried at a funeral at the municipal cemetery also the same day.
Earlier, the two days of September 10 and 11, more than 700 delegations, including tens of thousands of people, paid tribute and send wreaths of flowers and messages of condolence at his state funeral in HCMC, Hà Nội and Quảng Nam Province.
Fifty foreign and diplomatic corps delegations also paid tribute to Võ Chí Công./.