Minister of Defence General Phung Quang Thanh on October 5 received a visiting delegation of Russian scientists who have helped Vietnam preserve the late President Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body.

General Thanh highlighted the great and effective support from Russian scientists and experts to Vietnam during the long-term process of preserving President Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body.

He said the Vietnamese party, State and people will always remember the Russian experts’ assistance in providing techniques, equipment, and personnel training for Vietnamese officials to carry on with preservation activities on their own.

For his part, Iarugin Vladimir Nikititch, of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, said he hopes that Russian scientists will have more opportunities for effective cooperation with their Vietnamese partners in future preservation efforts./.