The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina and the Argentinean Resumen Latinoamericano magazine held a workshop to celebrate the 125 th birth anniversary of the late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890) on May 13.

Director of the magazine Carlos Aznares said the President devoted his life to Vietnam ’s national liberation and contributed to global peace, independence, democracy and social progress.

Argentinean expert Atilio Boron said the President is an eminent figure of international communist and worker movements, adding that his name has entered the world’s revolutionary history as an initiator of the struggle for national liberation of colonial countries in the 20 th century.

Poldi Sossa, President of the Argentina-Vietnam cultural association, said the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) honoured President Ho Chi Minh as hero of national liberation and great man of culture in 1990.

Repeating his words “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty”, Poldi said his ideology guides both Vietnam and other nations in the world.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Nguyen Dinh Thao said under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese people have promoted their patriotism and heroic spirit to emerge victorious over foreign invaders.

The country has also witnessed a number of socio-economic achievements while actively integrating into the world, raising its position in the global arena.

A documentary on the biography and revolutionary cause of the late President Ho Chi Minh was also screened at the workshop.

Earlier, the training and education supplement of the magazine released a special issue on the late Vietnamese President on his centenary birthday celebration.

The 12-page edition includes articles hailing the heroic struggle of Vietnamese people against colonialism and imperialism under the leadership of the late President.-VNA