State President Nguyen Minh Triet on Oct. 3 joined Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City authorities in a ceremony in Hanoi to inaugurate a monument dedicated to Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Ton Duc Thang. Speaking at the event, President Triet expressed his gratitude to the two beloved leaders of the Vietnamese people -- President Ho Chi Minh - the great teacher of the Vietnamese revolutionary, who led the entire Party, army and people to overcome all difficulties to gain victories and Ton Duc Thang - President Ho’s best friend, who devoted all his life to work for the nation’s independence and the people’s happiness.
Ho Chi Minh is a figure all of those who have ever jointed in the battle against imperialism will always venerate and think of with great respect.
An example of that worldwide respect was a a symposium held over the weekend in Argentina, highlighting contributions of President Ho Chi Minh to the world’s revolutionary movement and some lessons from his thought.
As described in his selected works published in Hanoi:
He stressed that President Ho Chi Minh was the first to propose that a struggle against colonialism become a socialist struggle, which was then applied by many revolutionaries.
The Argentinean party leader praised Ho Chi Minh for his sensitivity and quickness in grasping people’s needs as well as his capacity to strengthen solidarity among forces and social circles in the fight against their main enemies, which was a key factor behind in the success of the Vietnam’s revolution.
A researcher on Vietnam Rogelio Roldan said that President Ho Chi Minh was a master in the cultural struggle to protect national traditions.
Addressing the symposium, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Van Dao thanked the CPA and people for supporting Vietnam in the past struggle for national independence and in the cause of socialist construction.
At the meeting, participants had an opportunity to watch a film on President Ho Chi Minh’s life and work.
The Vietnamese Embassy presented a copy of the Ho Chi Minh Works Collection in Spanish language to the CPA.