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Funeral of Vietnam's ex-Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong takes place in Hanoi, Ben Tre

Funeral of Vietnam's ex-Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong takes place in Hanoi, Ben Tre

Sunday, February 21, 2021, 17:31 GMT+7
Funeral of Vietnam's ex-Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong takes place in Hanoi, Ben Tre
The state funeral of former Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong is organized in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The state funeral of Vietnam's former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong began on Sunday morning with visitation ceremonies in Hanoi and the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.

The ceremonies were organized at the National Funeral Home in Hanoi and at the main hall of the Ben Tre People’s Committee from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, and officials from the Party Central Committee, government, National Assembly, state, and Vietnam Fatherland Front were among the attendees.

Vietnamese leaders and former leaders attend the funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese leaders and former leaders attend the state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The memorial service will be held at 9:00 am at the main hall of the Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee on Monday.

The burial ceremony will take place at 11:00 am on the same day at the Martyrs Cemetery in Ben Tre Province.

Vietnamese leaders and former leaders attend the funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese leaders and former leaders attend the state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong passed away at his home at 3:25 am on February 19 in Giong Trom District, Ben Tre due to old age and serious illness.

Trong, who died at 79, was deputy prime minister from June 2006 to August 2011.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays respect to former Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays respects to former Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan writes in the funeral book at the funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan writes in the funeral book at the state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City leaders and officials arrive at the funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City leaders and officials arrive at the state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, February 21, 2021. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The funeral of former Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong is organized in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

The state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong is organized in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese high-ranking officials attend the funeral of former Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese high-ranking officials attend the state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese high-ranking officials attend the funeral of former Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese high-ranking officials attend the state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

The funeral of former Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong is organized in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

The state funeral of former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong is organized in Hanoi, February 21, 2021. Photo: Hoang Phong / Tuoi Tre

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