Former Indonesian President tells story about President Ho Chi Minh
|President Ho Chi Minh (R) and Indonesian President Sukarno. (Source: VTC)|
Megawati said she was impressed when seeing the Vietnamese President wearing sandals instead of shoes in this meeting, as well as knowing the meaning behind it. Questioned about this, President Ho Chi Minh answered: “Later, when the struggle (of Viet Nam) wins, I will put on shoes.”
According to her, President Ho Chi Minh’s simple answer demonstrated his confidence in Viet Nam’s independence.
In office from July 23, 2001 to October 20, 2004, the first female President of Indonesia visited Viet Nam twice, in August 2001 and June 2003.
In Indonesia, Viet Nam’s national liberation hero and world cultural celebrity Ho Chi Minh, also called "Paman Ho” (Uncle Ho) by Indonesians, is often mentioned as the person who laid the foundation for the friendship between the two countries over the past 65 years.
In addition, his morality and simple lifestyle have been respected by many local politicians, researchers, the media and people.
His birthday (May 19, 1890) is an anniversary celebrated not only inside Viet Nam.