LPRP General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith writes in the condolence book for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi. (Photo: VNA) – Vietnamese embassies across the world held ceremonies to pay tribute to and open condolences books for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi, who passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101. Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan pays last respects to Do Muoi at the Vietnamese Embassy. (Photo:VNA) Cuban Secretary of the Party Central Committee José Ramón Balaguer writes in the funeral book at the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba. (Photo: VNA) Do Muoi, who passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101, served as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee from June 1991 to December 1997.