Viet Patriots Continue Honoring President Ho Chi Minh Abroad
A conference was held in Hanoi on October 5 to review the three-year implementation of a conclusion issued by the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on the continued promotion of communications about President Ho Chi Minh to the international community.
The event, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST), was attended by representatives of ministries, sectors, and localities and connected with 45 heads of Vietnam’s overseas representative agencies via videoconferencing.
76 places and works bearing the mark of President Ho Chi Minh around the world
Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, who is also chairman of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO, said that over three years ago, as the body responsible for coordinating with relevant ministries, sectors, and localities to carry out the plan on honoring President Ho Chi Minh, a national liberation hero and a great man of culture, abroad, the MoFA reviewed the 10-year implementation of this plan and put forth proposals to continue organizing activities to honor the great leader abroad more effectively.
Ngoc said that activities to honor Uncle Ho continue to be implemented practically and effectively through a network of nearly 100 Vietnamese representative agencies abroad.
|Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, who is also Chairman of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO, speaks at the conference in Hanoi on October 5. Photo: VNA
Forms of honor are implemented in a variety of ways, focusing more on promoting the meaning and value of Uncle Ho's statues, memorial sites, schools, streets, avenues, and parks, bearing Uncle Ho's name.
Many activities honoring President Ho Chi Minh stem from the sincere love and affection of the world government and people, showing appreciation for President Ho Chi Minh's noble ideology and personality and his widely recognized by the international community.
Hoang Huu Anh, deputy head of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO, said that at 94 diplomatic missions of Vietnam abroad, on every occasion such as his birthday, National Day, and Lunar New Year holiday, they introduce and honoring President Ho Chi Minh, citing that the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand is coordinating with the Royal University of Thailand to launch a book about President Ho Chi Minh.
In the past three years, there have been five more projects, including two statue-erection projects, one park project in Cuba, one memorial site in Kunming (China), and the establishment of one new memorial stele. There are also 13 more avenues and schools named after him. Thus, up to now, all over the world there are 76 places and works bearing his mark.
Based on the review, on August 19, 2020, the Secretariat issued Conclusion No. 85-KL/TW on the continued promotion of communications about and honoring President Ho Chi Minh to the international community.
Conclusion No. 85-KL/TW has become a lodestar for the introduction of President Ho’s life, career, ideology, morality, and style to the international community, Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc noted.
The conclusion implementation over the last three years has helped international friends gain a better understanding of the leader’s greatness, ideology, and dedication to national liberation and the struggle for peace, development, and progress in Vietnam and the world. It has also helped enhance patriotism among overseas Vietnamese, especially the young, Ngoc said.
Welcoming foreign delegates visit the President Ho Chi Minh Relic Area
At the meeting, participants suggested some measures for strongly reforming the content and methods of communication.
According to Tran Nhat Hoang, deputy head of the MoCST's Department of International Cooperation, after 3 years, the ministry has organized art programs praising President Ho Chi Minh, along with exhibitions and exchange exhibitions about the late President with fellow museums around the world; coordinating with Vietnamese representative agencies abroad to hold event introducing and honoring President Ho Chi Minh.
|Crown Prince Fumihito Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visited the President Ho Chi Minh relic site as part of their official visit to Vietnam. Photo: VNA
"In recent times, many types of "intangible" forms in the work of honoring Uncle Ho have been increasingly effective, increasingly creating affection and admiration of many people around the world with President Ho Chi Minh, thereby linking Vietnam's relations with other countries. Therefore, in the coming time, it is necessary to further promote this work through many diverse and rich forms, directly or integrated into foreign affairs activities. "Intangible" activities need to be promoted through Party diplomacy, state diplomacy, and people-to-people diplomacy so that the image of President Ho Chi Minh is increasingly affirmed in the minds of the world's people," Hoang proposed.
Le Thi Phuong, director of the Presidential Palace Relics Area pointed out that most heads of state and international delegations when coming to Vietnam visit his residence and work at the Presidential Palace. Therefore, this is the closest and most effective place to converge and spread his legacy to friends in five continents.
Phuong suggested coordinating to welcome delegations of heads of state, high-level delegations, international organizations, and people from other countries to visit the Ho Chi Minh Relics at the Presidential Palace.
At the same time, organize and coordinate events to promote the life, career, ideology, ethics, and style of President Ho Chi Minh at the relic site as well as in many countries such as collecting documents and artifacts about his activities in France, organizing an exhibition about his life and career in Belgium, an international conference held online in Russia, introducing books about President Ho Chi Minh in foreign countries such as France, Belgium, Turkey, Russia. Every year, the relic site is the destination of the "Hometown Spring" program to welcome overseas Vietnamese returning to their homeland.
Citing experiences in the area, Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Tran Quoc Khanh shared that Algeria is a country with traditional friendly relations with Vietnam, and the Government and people of Algeria greatly admire President Ho Chi Minh. This is where there are two streets named after Uncle Ho: Ho Chi Minh Avenue in the capital Algiers and Ho Chi Minh Street in Oran - the second largest city in Algeria.
With the above strengths and the support of domestic units, in the past three years, the Embassy has promoted the implementation of introduction, and honor of President Ho Chi Minh to the Algerian and Vietnamese people. A number of outstanding results have been achieved, thereby further strengthening the relationship between the two peoples.
At the same time, delegates also proposed a number of methods to strongly innovate the content, methods, and forms of promotion of Ho Chi Minh's ideology, ethics, and style, especially for the younger generation and the Vietnamese community abroad, making his thoughts, ethics, and style truly become a solid spiritual foundation of social life, fostering the will to be self-reliant, national self-strength, and the aspiration to build a prosperous and happy country.
Deputy Minister Ngoc held that as changes in the international and regional situations will generate both opportunities and challenges for Vietnam in the coming time, ministries, sectors, and localities should keep actively introducing and honoring President Ho’s wisdom, virtues, and ideals abroad, thereby helping intensify Vietnam’s multifaceted relations with other nations, promote the country’s stature and prestige, and strengthen the patriotism and solidarity among overseas Vietnamese people.
On this occasion, the MoFA and relevant agencies organized an exhibition about the background, life, and career of President Ho Chi Minh; displaying many publications introducing his great stature, thoughts, and great contributions to Vietnam and the world.
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