President Ho Chi Minh’s 132nd birth anniversary marked in Russia, Ukraine, Thailand

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Representatives of the Saint Petersburg administration and Vietnamese and Russian people lay flowers on the site where the statue of Uncle Ho expected to be installed. (Photo: QUE ANH)
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NDO – Russia’s Saint Petersburg administration held a conference on May 19 to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh as part of activities within the cooperation framework between the Saint Petersburg External Relations Committee and Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of Saint Petersburg’s Legislative Council Nikolai Bondarenko emphasised that the executive and legislative agencies of Russia and Vietnam will make efforts to promote cooperation between Saint Petersburg and other Vietnamese localities. Saint Petersburg plans to soon establish new relationships between the city’s Legislative Council and People's Councils of Vietnamese localities.


Russia’s Saint Petersburg administration held a conference on May 19 to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi highly appreciated the initiative of the Saint Petersburg administration in organising many activities within the framework of “Vietnamese days in Saint Petersburg” programme while expressing his thanks for the city government’s continuous efforts to foster the Vietnam-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

He said that President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary life was closely linked with the Soviet Union, the great October Socialist Revolution and leader of the world proletariat V.I. Lenin. Saint Petersburg is also the first place Uncle Ho set foot in Russia during his journey to find a way to liberate the country.

A statue of President Ho Chi Minh is expected to be installed in a square in Vyborgsky District on this occasion.

* The Ukrainian Cultural Fund, named after Boris Lyinik, coordinated with the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine to hold a meeting in Odessa on May 19 with the theme “Odessa discovers Vietnam” on the occasion of the 132nd birth anniversary of President Ho and the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Ukraine.

The organiser and Ukrainian delegates emphasised the importance of the celebration of the birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh, a great man of culture and a great celebrity of the world. The commemorative activities also contribute to promoting cultural diplomacy and mutual understanding between the people of Ukraine and Vietnam, especially among the young generation.

Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thach thanked and appreciated the initiative of Ukrainian friends in organising very meaningful cultural activities on the occasion of the 132nd birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh and the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The Ambassador stressed that the outstanding ideas of President Ho Chi Minh still remain valid today, including the ideology of solidarity and the value of freedom.

*The authorities of Nakhon Phanom Province in north-eastern Thailand, in partnership with the Consulate General of Vietnam in Khona Kaen and the Thai-Vietnamese Association of Nakhon Phanom Province, held a ceremony to celebrate the 132nd birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh.

The delegates laid wreaths and offered incense to the late President at his altar at the President Ho Chi Minh Memorial Site, expressing their respect and love for the beloved leader of the Vietnamese nation.