Party chief pays tribute to late leaders on Party founding anniversary

Wednesday, 2018-01-31 16:59:48
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General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offers incense to former General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong offered incense in tribute to the late Party, State and Government leaders in their own houses on January 30-31, on the occasion of the 88th founding anniversary of the CPV and the Lunar New Year festival.

The deceased leaders are former General Secretary of the CPV Nguyen Van Linh, former President of the State Council Vo Chi Cong, and former Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet.

He also paid tribute to former Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Vo Tran Chi, and Labour Hero and People’s Doctor, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thien Thanh.

He applauded the significant contributions made by the late leaders and intellectuals in HCM City to the country’s revolutionary cause, describing them as leading examples for officials, Party members and future generations to follow.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (third from left) visits and presents Tet gifts to Heroic Vietnamese Mother Ho Thi Ha. (Photo: VOV)

On the occasion, he visited and presented Tet gifts to Heroic Vietnamese Mother Ho Thi Ha in ward 5, Binh Thanh district, HCM City, and the family of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Tran Van Lai.

The Party chief and his encourage also visited a tunnel built by Hero Lai in ward 5, district 3, which was used to store the weapons of Biet dong Saigon (Saigon Commandos) during the Tet Offensive in 1968.