British town honours President Ho Chi Minh

(VOV) - The council of Newhaven town in Lewes district of East Sussex has decided to honour the late President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam by printing his name on its banner.

President Ho arrived in Newhaven working on an international ferry route linking Newhaven and Dieppe of France after World War Second.

At a working session with the local administration on April 25, Le Thi Thu Hang, Minister Counsellor of the Vietnamese embassy in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, hailed the Newhaven council’s decision, considering it a vivid manifestation of the friendly relationship between Vietnam and the UK.

The event is great significance as both countries are celebrating 40 years of diplomatic ties 1973-2013 and 100 years of President Ho’s first footstep in the UK during his search for national salvation, said Hang.

Newhaven mayor Graham Amy said President Ho’s arrival is part of the town’s history and that the town was proud to welcome one of the greatest leaders of the world.

The local council plans to hang these banners honouring President Ho and other famous personalities along its main road next to the Ouse River where major events take place.