They included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan, together with former Party, State and National Assembly leaders, war veterans and representatives from ministries and sectors.
They recalled the life and career of the late President, who devoted his entire life to the national liberation cause and worked tirelessly for peace and progress in the world.
President Ho Chi Minh led the nation to success in the struggle for national independence and in establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam following the August Revolution in 1945. He passed away in 1969.
Also in the morning, officials from the Defence Ministry, the Ministry of Public Security, and Hanoi paid homage to the late President.
They later laid a wreath at the Memorial to War Heroes.