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SPECIAL COMMUNIQUE on President Tran Dai Quang’s passing away

Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front have issued a special communiqué, announcing that President Tran Dai Quang died at 10:05 am on September 21, 2018, and his funeral will be held as a national mourning.
Vietnam President_Tran_Dai_Quang
Vietnam President_Tran_Dai_Quang

The special communiqué reads:

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front inform with deep grief:

Comrade Tran Dai Quang, born on October 12, 1956; native place: Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province; residence: No. 8, Nguy Nhu Kon Tum street, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi city. He joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on July 26, 1980; Member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th and 12th tenures; Politburo Member of the 11th and 12th tenures; President of the State (from April 2016 to now), Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council; Member of the Standing Board of the Central Military Party Committee; Member of the Standing Board of the Central Public Security Party Committee; Member of the National Assembly of the 13th and 14th tenures, Head of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee.

After a period of illness, despite the wholehearted care by the Party, State, medical group and his family, he passed away at 10:05 am on September 21, 2018, of the heavy illness at Central Military Hospital 108.

Throughout his time of work, he has made many contributions to the glorious revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation. He has been awarded many noble orders and medals, and an insignia of 30 years of Party membership.

His passing away is a great loss to our Party, State, and people.

In memory of Comrade Tran Dai Quang, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front decide to hold the funeral of Comrade Tran Dai Quang with the national mourning etiquette.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF VIETNAM
THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE VIETNAM FATHERLAND FRONT

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF COMRADE TRAN DAI QUANG

Politburo Member
President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam comrade Tran Dai Quang was born on October 12, 1956, in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province; residence at No. 8, Nguy Nhu Kon Tum street, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi city. He was admitted to the Communist Party of Vietnam on July 26, 1980.July 1972 – October 1975: He was a student at the People’s Police School and School of Foreign Languages under the Ministry of the Interior (now the Ministry of Public Security).October 1975 – June 1990: Officer, Deputy Head and Head of Section at the Political Protection Department under the Ministry of the Interior.June 1990 – September 1996: Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Deputy Head and Deputy Head in charge of Security Staff Department, General Department of Security.September 1996 – October 2000: Member of the standing board of the Party Committee of the General Security Department; and Secretary of the Party Committee and Head of the Security Staff Department.October 2000 – April 2006: Deputy Secretary of Party Committee and Deputy Head of the General Security Department, Ministry of Public Security. He was promoted to Major General and conferred with the title of Associate Professor in 2003.

April 2006 – January 2011: Member of standing board of the Central Public Security Party Committee, and Deputy Minister of Public Security; promoted to Lieutenant General in April 2007 and conferred with the title of Professor in 2009. At the 10th Party Congress, he was elected to the Party Central Committee.

January 2011 – July 2011: Member of the standing board of the Central Public Security Party Committee, and Deputy Minister of Public Security. At the 11th Party Congress, he was elected to the Party Central Committee, and elected by the Party Central Committee to the Political Bureau; Member of the National Assembly, the 13th tenure.

July 2011 – December 2012: Politburo Member, Secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee, Minister of Public Security. He was promoted to Senior Lieutenant General in December 2011; Head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee.

December 2012 – April 2016: Politburo Member, Secretary of the Central Public Security Party Committee, Minister of Public Security. He was promoted to General in December 2012; Deputy Head of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption, Deputy Head of the central internal political protection sub-committee. At the 12the Party Congress, he was re-elected to the Party Central Committee, and elected by the Party Central Committee to the Political Bureau in January 2016. At the 11th session of the National Assembly, the 13th tenure, he was elected President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in April 2016. At the first session of the National Assembly, the 14th tenure, he was re-elected President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in July 2016.

From April 2016 to now: Politburo Member, President of the State, Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council; Member of the standing board of the Central Military Party Committee; Member of the standing board of the Central Public Security Party Committee; Member of the National Assembly, the 14th tenure; Head of the Central Judicial Reform Steering Committee.

He was Member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th and 12th tenures; Politburo Member of the 11th and 12th tenure; Member of National Assembly of the 13th and 14th tenures.

He has been awarded many noble orders and medals and insignia of 30 years of Party membership by the Party and State in recognition of his various contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.

LIST OF THE MEMBER OF THE FUNERAL BOARD for Comrade Tran Dai Quang, Politburo Member, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), head of the funeral board
Comrade Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo Member, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Comrade Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Politburo Member, Chairwoman of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Comrade Tran  Quoc Vuong, Politburo Member, the permanent member of the Secretariat of the CPVCC
Comrade Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Organisation
Comrade Vo Van Thuong, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Information and Education
Comrade Truong Thi Mai, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation
Comrade Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo Member, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Economic Commission
Comrade Tong Thi Phong, Politburo Member, Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly
Comrade Truong Hoa Binh, Politburo Member, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister
Comrade Pham Binh Minh, Politburo Member, Deputy Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister
Comrade Vuong Dinh Hue, Politburo Member, Deputy Prime Minister
Comrade General Ngo Xuan Lich, Politburo Member, Minister of National Defence
Comrade Senior Lieutenant General To Lam, Politburo Member, Minister of Public Security
Comrade Hoang Trung Hai, Politburo Member, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee
Comrade Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo Member, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee
Comrade Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, member of the CPVCC, Acting President
Comrade Tran Thanh Man, Secretary of the CPVCC, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee
Comrade Senior Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Secretary of the CPVCC, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army
Comrade Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of the CPVCC, Chief of the Office of the CPVCC
Comrade Nguyen Hoa Binh, Secretary of the CPVCC, Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court
Comrade Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Internal Affairs
Comrade Nguyen Xuan Thang, Secretary of the CPVCC, Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council
Comrade Tran Cam Tu, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Inspection
Comrade Hoang Binh Quan, Member of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for External Relations
Comrade Le Minh Tri, Member of the CPVCC, Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy
Comrade Mai Tien Dung, Member of the CPVCC, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office
Comrade Dao Viet Trung, Member of the CPVCC, Chairman of the Presidential Office
Comrade Nguyen Hanh Phuc, Member of the CPVCC, Secretary-General of the National Assembly, Chairman of the NA Office
Comrade Le Vinh Tan, Member of the CPVCC, Minister of Home Affairs
Comrade Le Thanh Long, Member of the CPVCC, Minister of Justice
Comrade Bui Van Cuong, Member of the CPVCC, President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour
Comrade Thao Xuan Sung, Member of the CPVCC, President of the Vietnam Farmers’ Association
Comrade Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Member of the CPVCC, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union
Comrade Nguyen Thi Thanh, Member of the CPVCC, Secretary of the Party Committee of Ninh Binh province
Comrade Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Duoc, President of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association
Comrade Le Quoc Phong, Alternate Member of the CPVCC, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee

ANNOUNCEMENT on the respect-paying, memorial and burial ceremonies for Comrade Tran Dai Quang

The funeral of Comrade Tran Dai Quang will be organized in the national mourning etiquette.

He will be laid in state at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi

The respect-paying ceremony will start at 7 am on September 26 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi.

The memorial service will be held at 7:30 am on September 27 at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi. The burial ceremony will take place from 3:30 pm on the same day in the President’s native land in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

At the same time, at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hall of the People’s Committee of Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province, the respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for Comrade Tran Dai Quang will also be held.

The Vietnam Television and Radio the Voice of Vietnam will broadcast live the ceremonies in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

During the two-day national mourning on September 26-27, national flags will be flown at half-mast at State offices and public places, and recreational and entertainment activities suspended.-VNA

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