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President Ho highlighted in live broadcast on Egyptian channel

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Permanent deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Tran Dac Loi (R) during the event (Source: VNA)
Cairo (VNA) – A 150-minute programme about the life and career of late President Ho Chi Minh was live broadcast on the Egyptian Nile TV cultural channel on May 6, on the occasion of his 127th birth anniversary (May 19) and the 63rd anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7).

It was the third time the Nile TV has aired a special programme about Vietnam.

In an interview granted to Nile TV, permanent deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Tran Dac Loi and Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Do Hoang Long introduced the life, career and role of the late President in Vietnam’s national liberation cause and the national liberation movements in Africa, as well as his contributions to Vietnam-Egypt traditional ties.

Long said President Ho laid a foundation for friendly ties between the two nations, adding that he set foot on Egypt for the first time on his way to seek national salvation in 1911, and travelled to Port Said and Sakara pyramid in 1946 when he held a working session with the Egyptian government and talked with the host residents.

During the war against French and American invaders, the Egyptian people expressed their support to Vietnam’s justice fight for independence. The President also initiated and founded the Vietnam-Egypt Chamber of Commerce, thereby facilitating bilateral economic links.

During the interview, Assistant to Egyptian Foreign Minister in charge of international cultural affairs Medhat El-Meligy and Commercial Counsellor Pham The Cuong highlighted measures to further enhance bilateral cultural and trade ties, especially in fields of strength.

The programme also featured many short clips popularising Vietnam, its culture and people.-VNA
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