Activities held abroad to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday

by NDO20 May 2020 Last updated at 21:32 PM

VTV.vn - An incense offering for President Ho Chi Minh was held in Vientiane, Laos, on May 19 by the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos and the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association to mark the Vietnamese leader’s 130th birthday (1890-2020).

Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung highlighted the life, career and great contributions of President Ho Chi Minh as well as the time-honoured traditional relations between Vietnam and Laos, which were founded by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane and have been nurtured by generations of leaders and the people of the two countries.

Also on the occasion, the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia hosted an incense offering to President Ho Chi Minh yesterday morning. Delegates at the event paid tribute to President Ho, the great leader of the Vietnamese nation, the brilliant soldier of the international communist and worker movements, and a global cultural celebrity.

In Thailand’s north-eastern province of Udon Thani, Vietnamese Consul General in Khon Kaen, Hoang Ngoc Son joined 100 overseas Vietnamese in offering incense to President Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh relic site. The site is the first of its kind in Thailand and was opened in 2006.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Udon Thani Luong Xuan Hoa said that after arriving in the province, the President established a revolutionary movement and opened classrooms for the Vietnamese community during the 1928-1929 period.

The same day, the Party Committee and the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine organised a tree-planting event at the embassy. Ambassador Nguyen Anh Tuan recalled that President Ho Chi Minh initiated the tree-planting movement which has become a beautiful tradition of Vietnam. He affirmed that the President’s idea on planting trees – cultivating people has remained a valuable lesson.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Consulate General in the Russian city of Vladivostok laid wreaths at the President Ho Chi Minh monument in the city to commemorate his 130th birthday.

Earlier on May 18, the Embassy of Vietnam in Mexico offered flowers at the statue of late President Ho Chi Minh in the embassy’s campus. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Nguyen Hoai Duong highlighted the President’s remarkable contributions to the cause of national revolution.

The diplomat called on the Vietnamese community in Mexico to study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality and style, as well as to actively implement the Vietnamese Party and State’s foreign policies, and contribute to the reinforcement and development of the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Mexico.

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