Representatives of the Vietnamese community in Mozambique offer incense to President Ho Chi Minh at the embassy's headquarters in Maputo on May 18 (Photo: VNA)
– Various activities have
been held by overseas Vietnamese over the past few days to celebrate the 131st
birth anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 - 2021).
In Mozambique, Vietnamese Ambassador Le Huy
Hoang, staff of the Vietnamese Embassy, representatives of the Movitel telecoms
company and other Vietnamese businesses, along with many Vietnamese working in
Maputo city attended a ceremony in commemoration of the late leader at the
embassy’s headquarters on May 18.
Hoang highlighted the key milestones in
President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary career as well as his enormous
dedications to the country and the liberation movements in Africa and around the
The diplomat called on the Vietnamese community
to make unceasing efforts to study and follow the President’s moral example and
contribute to the Vietnam - Mozambique relations.
He also informed the expatriates about the
situation in the homeland, the success of the 13th National Party Congress, and
the preparations for the elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly
and all-level People’s Councils on May 23.
Given complex COVID-19 developments in
Mozambique, Hoang appealed to the community to adopt the disease prevention and
control measures regulated by local authorities while staying united to weather
A flower-laying ceremony was also held on Ho Chi
Minh Avenue to pay tribute to the leader, who passed away in 1969.
In 1977, Samora Machel, the first president of
the People’s Republic of Mozambique, now the Republic of Mozambique, named an
over-1km-long road in Maputo capital Ho Chi Minh to express the Mozambican
people’s respect and admiration for the Vietnamese leader.
In Hong Kong, the Party cells of the Consulate
General and other representative agencies of Vietnam on May 18 visited the Tai
Kwun relic site, which included Victoria Prison where Ho Chi Minh was detained from
June 1931 to January 1933, during the time of his revolutionary activities in
the special administrative region of China.
The activity aimed to help participants learn
more about the leader’s life and career while staying in Hong Kong, where the
Communist Party of Vietnam was established in 1930, to conduct revolutionary