Ho Chi Minh City's Nha Rong wharf, where the late leader left in 1911 to embark on a journey seeking ways to liberate Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Reciprocal sentiments between late President Ho Chi Minh and southern Vietnam are being illustrated through hundreds of items showcased at an ongoing exhibition in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The event is being held at the Ho Chi Minh Museum from September 1 through October 15 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

It features 305 documents, photos and objects demonstrating President Ho Chi Minh’s aspirations for the freedom of the south, efforts to liberate the south and reunify the nation and the entire country’s resolve to build a Vietnam of peace, democracy and prosperity.

The exhibits also highlight the profound sentiments between the late leader and southerners, who were the first and the last in the struggle for national independence.

Earlier, the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Thua Thien-Hue province received nearly 400 documents and items relating to President Ho Chi Minh, including a Resistance Order with the leader’s signature, stone and wooden statues of Ho Chi Minh made by Pa Ko and Ta Oi ethnic people, and more than 200 stamps featuring the President.-VNA