Tag: Tran Dai Quang
His role as head-of-state was largely ceremonial and he spent much of his time greeting world leaders and hosting high-level diplomatic events.
His family sat vigil next to the coffin, dressed in black and wearing white headbands, and were greeted by stone-faced mourners, many who wept as they passed his body.
His time in office was dominated by a simmering conflict with Beijing over the South China Sea, a long-running dispute between the communist neighbours that escalated on several occasions.
The Vatican said the states were "constantly searching for ways to develop relations even further", but did not comment on the possible re-establishment of diplomatic ties.