President Ho Chi Minh’s 128th birth anniversary commemorated

Top Vietnamese leaders paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on Friday ahead of the late leader's 128th birth anniversary (May 19).

The group included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man.

The Sen Village Festival 2018 opened in Nghe An province on Thursday as part of activities to mark the event. The festival features film screenings, camping, sporting events, a photo exhibition, a music festival, and a kite flying contest. Le Minh Thong, Vice Chairman of Nghe An province's People's Committee, said: This is an opportunity to show gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh and promote the campaign to study and follow his moral example, and keep the fine Vietnamese tradition of remembering the source of the water we drink.

An exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam � Russia friendship opened in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday to celebrate 95 years since he first came to Russia. On display are nearly 150 documents, photos and other items. Ms. Cao Thi Hai Yen, deputy head of the Presidential Palace Historical Site in Hanoi, one of the event's organizers, said: The exhibition highlights the time-honored friendship between Vietnam and Russia fostered by President Ho Chi Minh during his time there. It also teaches young Russian people about President Ho Chi Minh's life and revolutionary career.

On this occasion, St. Petersburg city authorities also held a ceremony attended by Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City's Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Russian representatives and Vietnamese expats in St. Petersburg. Mayor Georgy Poltavchenko said President Ho Chi Minh's trip 95 years ago laid the foundation for today's relationship between the peoples of Vietnam and Russia.

A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City leaders led by Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang paid tribute at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Friday to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh's 128th birthday.

The same day, leaders of Nghe Anh province organized an incense offering ceremony at the Kim Lien relic site, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province.

Also on Friday, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Savanaket, Laos and the Management Board of the province's Historical and Cultural Relic Site organized an incense burning ceremony at the President Ho Chi Minh Memorial House.

Activities to mark the occasion were also held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria.

Source: VOV5