Overseas Vietnamese celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday

(VOVWORLD) - Many activities celebrating President Ho Chi Minh’s 127th birthday have been held overseas over the past few days. They helped both overseas Vietnamese and foreign friends better understand President Ho Chi Minh.
Overseas Vietnamese celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday - ảnh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands presented certificates of merit to 17 outstanding students in the Netherlands

The Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands held a celebration of President Ho Chi Minh’s 127th birthday in the Hague last week, drawing a large number of overseas Vietnamese, students, and staff of the embassy. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa highlighted President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality, and personality. She called on overseas Vietnamese and students to further contribute to the homeland. The Embassy organized an incense burning ceremony to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh, screened documentary films about the beloved President, and presented certificates of merit to 17 outstanding students in the Netherlands.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos on Sunday organized an incense ceremony at the President Ho Chi Minh Memorial Site in Xiengvang village, Khammuan province. Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung said the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh is an epic and a bright example of patriotism, communist personality, profound wisdom, pure revolutionary ethic, and a great source of encouragement to generations of Vietnamese people: “President Ho Chi Minh paid special attention to fostering the special solidarity and alliance between Vietnam and Laos. Here in Xiengvang, from 1928 to 1929, President Ho Chi Minh set up a revolutionary base and promoted revolutionary activities. The traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos have been strengthened, becoming a precious asset of the two Parties and countries, and contributing to peace, stability, cooperation, and development in Asia and the world.”

The Vietnamese Embassy in France organized a tour called “Following President Ho Chi Minh’s footsteps”, during which the delegation laid wreaths in Sainte–Adresse and Le Havre, 200 km northeast of Paris, where President Ho Chi Minh stayed during his early years in France from 1911 to 1912. Dang Giang,the Charge d’Affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in France, said that by participating in this tour, overseas Vietnamese, staff of the Vietnamese Embassy, and students in France will understand better President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary career.