Foreign media spotlight Ho Chi Minh’s ideas, revolutionary career
Foreign media have highlighted the morality and
intelligence of Vietnamese late leader Ho Chi Minh as well as his invaluable
ideas, on the occasion of his 130th birthday on May 19.
In a 2,700-word article published on May 19, German
daily Junge Welt cited studies and assessments of President Ho Chi Minh by
international politicians, historians, and researchers.
The article traced the life and career of the late
leader, from his departure to seek national salvation until the founding of
the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and then the adoption of policies
for reconstruction and national development.
Cuban and Latin American newspapers also published
articles honouring President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary ideas and career.
Cuban media agencies also ran congratulations from
the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba to its Vietnamese
counterpart on the memorable milestone, emphasising the sincere and
unbreakable friendship between the two countries.
The portal of South American TV channel TeleSur has
an article on the President’s important position in global history, saying
he is remembered as one of the smartest and most effective leaders in the
Vietnam’s struggle and its heritage relating to
President Ho Chi Minh serve as inspiration for countries that have been
occupied or suffer from military violence, it said.
Meanwhile, India’s Moderndiplomacy magazine
spotlighted his ideas on world peace, saying he always expressed a desire
for common interest and loyalty to the nation.
The President was equally concerned with regard to
peace in Asia and the world, it said.
The resonance in President Ho Chi Minh’s ideas was
primarily aimed at bringing about global peace through anti-colonialism and
reducing the influence of imperialist powers so that development and growth
could be ushered in among newly-independent nations, it noted.
In letters the President sent to various leaders, he
always strived for global peace and development, it added./.
Foreign leaders offer congratulations on
President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday
Foreign leaders offer congratulations on President Ho
Chi Minh’s birthday
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro Moros on May
19 sent a letter of congratulations to Party General Secretary and State
President Nguyen Phu Trong on the occasion of the 130th birthday of late
President Ho Chi Minh.
In his letter, the leader praised the late President
as an outstanding and intelligent political figure of the region and the
world, who gave birth to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
He was an inspirational and powerful leader for Vietnamese people and those
in many countries around the world, the letter said.
On the occasion, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina also sent a congratulatory letter to her Vietnamese counterpart
Nguyen Xuan Phuc./.
Lao, German media praise President Ho Chi Minh on
his 130th birthday
Lao media praise President Ho Chi Minh on his 130th
The Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) news agency and Pasason
daily of Laos have ran articles highlighting President Ho Chi Minh’s life
and revolutionary career, and his close relationship with the Lao
revolution, on the occasion of his 130th birthday (May 19).
The country’s media also praised the late leader for
his great contributions to the national liberation movements of oppressed
In its article, the news agency said President Ho
Chi Minh was one of the outstanding activists of the international labour
and communist movement to liberate Vietnam from the yoke of old and new
He always followed the struggles of Lao
revolutionaries, it noted, adding that the President also directed
Vietnamese officials, soldiers and people to help the Lao revolution.
It stressed the importance to safeguard and nurture
the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity that was founded by the late President.
Meanwhile, Pasason emphasised great contributions of
President Ho Chi Minh to the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People's
Revolutionary Party (LPRP) during the two countries’ struggles for national
liberation, saying that his contributions were particularly appreciated by
The UZ newspaper and the website Redglobe.de of
Germany also ran articles on the late leader on the occasion of his 130th
They recalled his life and glorious revolutionary
The German Communist Party’s Central Committee sent
congratulations to its Vietnamese counterpart on the occasion, affirming
that President Ho Chi Minh is one of the outstanding politicians of the 20th
Uncle Ho’s 130th birthday marked in Switzerland,
The Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland on May 20 holds a
ceremony gathering local representative offices of Vietnam to mark President Ho
Chi Minh's 130th birthday.
The Vietnamese embassies in Switzerland and Chile
paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on May 19 to commemorate his 130th
birthday (May 19, 1890 – 2020).
In Geneva, the Vietnamese Embassy held a ceremony
gathering local representative offices of Vietnam to pay respect to the late
Ambassador Le Linh Lan spoke highly of President Ho
Chi Minh as the first foreign minister of Vietnam, saying he had formed
Vietnam’s modern diplomacy.
His diplomatic ideology is still lighting the way
for the country’s foreign policies, she said.
The embassy also screened a documentary on President
Ho Chi Minh and planted a tree at the embassy in Switzerland to pay homage
to the Vietnamese leader.
The Embassy of Vietnam in Chile offered wreaths at
President Ho Chi Minh’s monument at Ho Chi Minh Park in Cerro Navia
At the event, Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Son and Cerro
Navia governor Ramon Sotomayo expressed their admiration for the president
and his contributions to Vietnam’s struggle for independence and national
International friends speak of admiration for
President Ho Chi Minh
Professor Jayachandra Reddy
Foreign officials and scholars have expressed their admiration for President
Ho Chi Minh on the occasion of his 130th birthday.
Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian and
Pacific Studies at the Sri Venkateswara University in India, Professor
Jayachandra Reddy, said the world recognises Ho Chi Minh as a legendary
The Indian people admire him for his sound
leadership and unyielding fighting spirit in the cause of national
liberation and independence.
General Secretary of the India-Vietnam Solidarity
Committee of West Bengal state, Dr Prava Samantaray, lauded the late
President as a leader who inspired and guided Vietnam to defeat major global
powers like the French colonialists, the American imperialists, and the
Japanese fascists, adding that Ho Chi Minh is her idol and also a great
Head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP)’s
Commission for External Relations, Sounthone Sayachak, affirmed that the
success of the Lao revolution is attributable to the leadership and guidance
of President Ho Chi Minh.
Vinaythong Souphanouvong, 74, son of the late Prince
Souphanouvong, who was also the first President of Laos, was most impressed
by Uncle Ho’s modesty, sincerity, and straightforwardness.
Vice President for the Americas and the Caribbean of
the International Democratic Women’s Federation, Elizabeth Tortosa, who is
the wife of the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Venezuela, Jesus
Faria Tortosa, shared her memories about meeting President Ho in 1965.
Elizabeth arrived in Vietnam as part of a campaign
for the release of her husband, who was in bad health in prison. She
recalled that during the meeting with President Ho in Hanoi, the President
inquired about her husband’s health and expressed his support for the
“I was impressed by the simple style, wisdom, and
revolutionary modesty of the President,” she said.
The meeting was one of the biggest political lessons
of her life, she said, and President Ho was among the great revolutionary
leaders of the 20th century.
Wang Feng, a former military doctor in Beijing who
met the President in 1957 when she was five, recalled that she burst into
tears when hearing about his death.
Park Chan Kyong, a journalist in the Republic of
Korea, also admired the late leader for his endless love for the Vietnamese
people and their unyielding struggle for national independence.
French historian Alain Ruscio said President Ho was
a legend in the hearts of Vietnam’s international friends./.