President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday marked abroad

A ceremony to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday was held on May 18 by the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria with the participation of the Vietnamese community and representatives from Vietnamese agencies there.

On this occasion, ambassador Vu The Hiep and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Algeria laid a wreath at Ho Chi Minh Avenue in the capital city of Algiers.

On May 17, the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK paid floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh in front of the New Zealand House building (formerly the London Carlton Hotel where the President worked during his years in seeking a way to save the country).

At the event, representatives of the embassy announced Vinh city, central Nghe An province and Newhaven town of the UK’s East Sussex county will sign a twinning agreement on May 25. Newhaven was the first stop of President Ho Chi Minh when he arrived in the UK in 1913.

The same day, the Vietnamese community in South Africa held a get-together in Pretoria to mark the event.

In his speech, Vietnamese ambassador Le Huy Hoang described late President Ho Chi Minh as a symbol of the national freedom and independence as well as international friendship and solidarity. 

He urged the Vietnamese community to continue making more contributions to promoting the Vietnam-South Africa friendship and cooperation. 

He also updated the participants with the current situation in the East Sea, as well as the rising tension caused by China’s illegal placement of its oil rig deep inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. 

The ambassador also clarified Vietnam’s stance and peaceful measures taken by Party and State to protect the national sovereignty as well as for peace and stability in the region.

VNA/VOV online