Activities held abroad to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 132nd birthday
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Duong Quoc Thanh and others pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at the park named the “Socialist Republic of Vietnam” in Buenos Aires on May 19. (Photo: VNA)|
In Argentina, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Argentina-Viet Nam Culture Institute (ICAV) held a celebration at the Ho Chi Minh Monument in a park named the “Socialist Republic of Viet Nam” in Buenos Aires.
Highlighting milestones in Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary career, Ambassador Duong Quoc Thanh said Ho Chi Minh was a preeminent leader of the national liberation movement, an exemplary communist, and a close friend of the peoples fighting for peace, independence, democracy, and social progress around the world. He was a great source of support for the struggle for national liberation in the colonies in the 20th century.
ICAV President Poldi Sosa praised the late leader’s enormous contributions to Viet Nam, describing Ho Chi Minh as a brilliant example of patriotism and a huge driver for the fight for the oppressed in the world.
She also expressed her hope that his life and career, as well as the history of Viet Nam will be further introduced to Argentinian people, especially the young, so as to help enhance the two countries’ friendship.At the event, participants laid wreaths in commemoration of Ho Chi Minh.
On May 19, on the occasion of the 132nd birthday of the great President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia solemnly held a flower offering ceremony at Uncle Ho's monument in Moscow. Attending the ceremony, there were a large number of representatives of the Vietnamese Association in Russia, the Russia-Viet Nam Friendship Association, the Viet Nam Veterans Association in Russia, Russian veterans and students.
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi and others at the Ho Chi Minh Monument in Moscow. (Photo: Embassy of Viet Nam in Russia).|
Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi and many delegates reviewed the glorious revolutionary tradition of the Vietnamese nation under the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam and beloved Uncle Ho; vows to continue to strive to study after the great President Ho Chi Minh's example, to fulfill the assigned tasks well, to continue making efforts to cultivate the traditional friendship between the two peoples of Viet Nam and Russia.
On May 19, on the occasion of the 132nd birthday of President Ho Chi Minh, the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Vladivostok (Russia) held a flower offering ceremony at the monument of President Ho Chi Minh along with many activities to honor him in the Far East (Russia). Attending the flower offering ceremony at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in the flower garden named after Uncle Ho in Vladivostok city, there were representatives of the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association, the Vietnamese Association in Primorye province, and a large number of students of the two countries, Viet Nam and Russia.
|Flower offering ceremony at the monument of President Ho Chi Minh in Vladivostok. (Photo: Consulate General of Viet Nam in Vladivostok)|
In Saint Petersburg city in Russia, representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy and people paid tribute to Ho Chi Minh at the site where a statue of the late President will be installed in a square in Vyborgsky district. The Ho Chi Minh Institute under the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the Saint Petersburg State University also laid flowers in commemoration of the late Vietnamese leader at his monument on the school campus.
The same day, the city’s Committee for External Relations held a seminar on Ho Chi Minh with the participation of local officials, representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese People’s Association in Russia, experts in Oriental studies, former Soviet Union who used to work in Viet Nam, along with Vietnamese and Russian students.
The Committee and the management board of the Pavlovsk fortress relic site also organised ceremonial cannon firing to celebrate Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, which was also part of the Viet Nam Days in Saint Petersburg from May 13 to 20. From May 17 to 20, the local administration decorated the Palace Bridge on the Neva River with red and yellow lighting representing the colours of Vietnam’s national flag.
Also on May 19, the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria laid flowers to pay tribute to the President on Ho Chi Minh Avenue in Algiers, and the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore paid floral tribute at the Ho Chi Minh monument in the Asian Civilisations Museum.
Meanwhile, the Vietnamese People’s Association in Udon Thani province of Thailand held an incense offering ceremony in commemoration of Ho Chi Minh at a relic site named after him in Noong On village of Muong town.