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Vietnam bids final farewell to president before burial

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.

Hundreds pay tribute to Vietnam president at state funeral

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.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

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.

Pope and Vietnam president meet in bid to warm ties

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.