Preserving President Ho Chi Minh’s body is a political task

The preservation of President Ho Chi Minh’s body is of great significance to the cause of national construction and defence, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a conference reviewing 50 years preserving the President’s body on August 29.

The event was organized by the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guard High Command.

Preserving President Ho Chi Minh’s body is a political task

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the conference

Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his gratitude to the experts of the former Soviet Union, now Russia, for their contribution to the protection of the President’s embalmed body. He said: ““The long-term preservation and protection of President Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body is a joint task of the whole political system. I asked relevant authorities, ministries and localities to support the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guard High Command in the successful accomplishment of the task, as it is a sacred mission on the part of the Party, State, army and people.”

The State-level medical scientific council has recently concluded that the embalmed body of the late President Ho Chi Minh is in great condition and has been well-preserved.

President Ho Chi Minh passed away on September 2, 1969. After his death, embalming and preserving his body in a mausoleum became an important expectation of the Party and the Vietnamese people.

His body was first transferred to Military Central Hospital 108. In the following days, it was embalmed by Soviet Union experts and a special Vietnamese medical team under a joint agreement between the two governments.

In 2003, Russia officially agreed to jointly produce with Vietnam a chemical mixture needed for the preservation of President Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body. Since then, Vietnam has successfully produced the special chemical mixture for preservation.

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