May 16, 2014 / 14:35

Paris marks 124th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh

The Hanoitimes - The Vietnamese Embassy in France on May 15 held a ceremony to mark the 124th birth anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh, which falls on May 19.

The function started with participants offering incense to the founder of the modern, united Vietnam at his worship alter in the embassy. 

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung and the participants then visited and laid flowers at House No. 9 on Compoint alley, district 17, where Ho Chi Minh lived during his stay in France in the early 20th century. 

 

They also paid floral tribute to the late national leader at his monument at the Museum of Living History in the outskirt city of Montreuil. 

Montreuil Governor Patrice Bessac said it is the city’s honour to keep alive these historical remembrances of President Ho Chi Minh. He expressed hope that the sites will help convey the friendship of French people towards Vietnam to future generations. 

Meanwhile, former Governor of Montreuil Jean-Pierre Brard stated that President Ho Chi Minh remains a symbol of patriotism, revolutionary spirit and dedication for the people. 

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung thanked Montreuil city for preserving remembrances of the Vietnamese leader, expressing hope that the friendship and cooperation between Montreuil and Vietnam will be further enhanced.