President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday observed abroad

Wednesday, 2020-05-20 17:37:07
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NDO/VNA - An online symposium on the life, thoughts and career of President Ho Chi Minh took place in New York on May 19 on the occasion of the late leader’s 130th birthday.

The event was co-organised by the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, Vietnamese representative agencies in the US, and the associations of Vietnamese students in New York and Boston.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, said President Ho Chi Minh left many invaluable legacies for later generations, the largest one being his contribution to the struggle for national liberation.

After the country gained freedom and independence in 1945, a number of Vietnamese intellectuals worldwide decided to return to Vietnam to revive the country thanks to the late President’s great influence.

The second largest legacy is the President’s Thoughts in diverse areas, he said, adding that the late leader was aware of the role of other countries and respected them.

According to him, he was most impressed by the President’s foresight.

President Ho Chi Minh attached great importance to the power of great national and international unity, leading the country from success to success, he said.

The ambassador also shared documents and literary works on President Ho Chi Minh with Vietnamese students and answered their questions regarding the application of Ho Chi Minh’s Thought in Vietnam’s diplomatic orientations in the current context.

On the same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos held a meeting to celebrate the occasion.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria also organized events to commemorate the late leader.

The Venezuelan Government held a ceremony to mark the 130th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh the same day, with the participation of officials of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

At the event held at the bust of the President in Caracas, PSUV Vice President Diosdado Cabello highlighted the Vietnamese leader’s contributions to the struggle for national independence, as well as the Vietnamese people’s strong love for him.

Cabello also underlined the similarity in the struggles of the people in the two nations against powerful forces, affirming that the indomitable spirit of the Vietnamese people serves as an example for Venezuela to protect the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Meanwhile, on his Twitter account, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro spoke highly of the patriotism and steadfastness of the Vietnamese people nurtured by the President Ho Chi Minh, which helped the country emerge victorious from past struggles.

The Venezuelan government on May 19 congratulated the Party, State and people of Vietnam on the birth anniversary of their great leader and one of the most prominent figures of the 20th century.

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