A series of activities have been taking place in Hanoi from December 4-8 to mark the “Day of Loyalty and Love for Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez and the Fatherland” of Venezuela (December 8).

Addressing a meeting on December 6, former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh highlighted the importance of the Venezuelan revolutionary process to the progressive and socialist movements in Latin America and the world.

Binh, who is also President of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation, also called for the expansion of international movements to back the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela against attacks by hostile forces.

The same day, Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Rondon Uzcategui and Vice President of the Vietnam-Venezuela Friendship Association Nguyen Truong Tien chaired a talk on the world solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution.

Participants observed one minute of silence in memory of the late South African Nelson Mandela who is a symbol of the fight against apartheid.

The Venezuelan Ambassador stressed the international value of the Bolivarian Revolution, particularly in ensuring social equality through its programmes in education, health and macroeconomic policies.

Researchers on Latin America presented their studies on the causes and accomplishments of the progressive movement initiated by the late President Hugo Chavez in 1998.

More talks on the theme were held at the Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Vietnamese American Studies Institute, together with the screening of two movies - “Miranda Returns” and “Zamora, Free Lands and Men”, which tell stories about the life and revolutionary career of two Venezuelan heroes – Francisco de Miranda and Ezequiel Zamora.
The staff of the Venezuelan Embassy in Vietnam and members of the Vietnam-Venezuela Friendship Association are also conducting a campaign to collect signatures in support of the Bolivarian revolution.

The events are organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, the Vietnam-Venezuela Friendship Association and the Venezuelan Embassy in Vietnam.-VNA