PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will travel to Vietnam today to represent the Malaysian Government and pay her last respects to the late President Tran Dai Quang.
In a statement issued today, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the ceremony will be held at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi.
The state funeral is scheduled to be held tomorrow at the Kim Son district cemetery, Ninh Binh province, the birthplace of President Quang.
The Wisma Putra statement also said, in their condolence messages, both Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah expressed sadness on the demise of President Quang and paid tribute to the late President's contributions in enhancing bilateral relations between Malaysia and Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya will be signing the condolence book at the Vietnamese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur today.
President Quang passed away on Sept 21 at the age of 61. — Bernama