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General Giap: Expressions of gratitude

Update: October, 15/2013 - 09:57
The family of the late General Vo Nguyen Giap has expressed gratitude to individuals and organisations for their tributes to the late military leader.—File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— The family of the late General Vo Nguyen Giap has expressed gratitude to individuals and organisations for their tributes to the late military leader.

The funeral organising board, the Party Central Committee, National Assembly, State President, Government, Fatherland Front, Central Military Commission and Ministry of Defence also expressed their gratitude.

The thanks were extended to Vietnamese, comrades, overseas Vietnamese, revolutionary veterans, intellectuals, scholars, religious dignitaries, agencies, localities, armed forces and central Quang Binh Province's Party Committee.

Also included were members of the diplomatic corps and international organisations and friends who sent their condolences and wreaths.

General Giap died on October 4 in Ha Noi at the age of 103.

He was a former Politburo member, Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister, Defence Minister, and Commander-in-Chief of the Viet Nam People's Army.

The funeral commemorations began in Ha Noi on Saturday and concluded in the Vung Chua-Dao Yen area in Quang Trach District of his home province of Quang Binh on Sunday. — VNS

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