President Nguyen Minh Triet presented the Gold Star and Ho Chi Minh Order to former State leaders in Ha Noi on December 27.
|President Nguyen Minh Triet pins the Gold Star on former President Tran Duc Luong's suit|
The Gold Star Order, the State’s highest distinction, was conferred to former State President and Politburo member Tran Duc Luong, while the Ho Chi Minh Order was presented to former Vice State President and Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee Truong My Hoa.
At the ceremony, President Nguyen Minh Triet said that the awards were recognition of the former State leaders’ outstanding merit to the country’s revolutionary cause.
For his part, former President Tran Duc Luong said that the order is a source of great encouragement to him and he pledged to continue working for the noble award.