VOV.VN - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offered incense in tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh on January 20 at House 67 inside the Presidential Palace complex in Hanoi ahead of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, the biggest and longest festival of Vietnamese people.
House 67 is the site where President Ho Chi Minh breathed his last breath and still keeps many items associated with his life and career.
The Party leader expressed his deep gratitude to the beloved President for devoting his whole life to the cause of national independence and freedom, as well as the happiness of citizens.
Meeting with staff at the relic site, General Secretary Trong applauded their efforts to competently perform their assigned tasks, while asking them to continue introducing the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh to both domestic and foreign visitors.
He went on to express his wish that the relic site's staff members have a new year full of happiness and health.
The Party leader was presented the book “Ho Chi Minh and “Nhat Ky Trong Tu” (Prison Diary), which was published in 2022 on the occasion of 80 years since the President wrote his work back in August, 1942. In addition, the book was published 35 years after UNESCO issued Resolution 24C/18.65, which honoured President Ho Chi Minh as a Hero of National Liberation and a Great Man of Culture of Vietnam.
House 67 in the Presidential Palace is where President Ho Chi Minh lived, worked, and passed away, with the site providing a venue for the Political Bureau’s meetings during the fiercest years of the Vietnam war.