Canada seminar features President Ho Chi Minh hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
Ottawa (VNA) – The Canada – Vietnam Friendship Society (CVFS) on May 17 held an online seminar on President Ho Chi Minh’s legacy and historic contributions to the people of Vietnam and the world, on the occasion of his 130th birthday.

Participants watched documentaries and listened to songs about the late President.

Steve Rutchinski from the University of Toronto said he was impressed by the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh, especially his dedication to Vietnam’s freedom by pooling international support for the fight against French colonialists and American imperialists.

Philip Fernandez, a member of the CVFS, said under the sound leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese people are building a better future for each individual and the nation.

Participants discussed Vietnam’s contributions to the national liberation movement worldwide, and expressed their interest in the e-book “Ho Chi Minh Songs” by Nguyen Dai Trang with 25 songs translated into English as well as images of monuments and memorial areas dedicated to him in more than 20 countries.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada offered incense to the late President at its headquarters.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Pham Cao Phong called on embassy staff to uphold the power of patriotism and follow the Politburo’s Decree No.05-CT/TW on strengthening the drive to study and follow the thought, moral virtues and lifestyle of President Ho Chi Minh.

He added that the embassy also plans to open a Ho Chi Minh display space at the Vietnam House at No.85 Glebe Boulevard, Ottawa. It is expected to be inaugurated on September 2./.