Italian works on Ho Chi Minh introduced in Hanoi hinh anh 1Dang Khanh Thoai (L), Vice President of the Vietnam-Italy Friendship Association, presents the comic series “Ho Chi Minh, un uomo e un popolo” to Vu Manh Ha, head of the Ho Chi Minh Museum (Photo: Ho Chi Minh Museum) 

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam - Italy Friendship Association (VIFA) and the Italian Embassy in Vietnam introduced two Italian publications about late President Ho Chi Minh and presented them to the Ho Chi Minh Museum at an event in Hanoi on October 20.

One is a 12-volume comic series entitled “Ho Chi Minh, un uomo e un popolo” (Ho Chi Minh, a man and a people), published in 1968, while the other is an Italian-language edition of “Duong Kach Menh” (The Revolutionary Path) - a book of lectures by Nguyen Ai Quoc (a pseudonym of Ho Chi Minh) for the training of staff at the Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth League between 1925 and 1927 in Guangzhou, China.

Both came from the Italy - Vietnam Friendship Association in Veneto, with the former collected by members and the latter published by the association.

Speaking at the event, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro said the Italian people hold a special affection for the late Vietnamese President.

The comic series represented a link between the two peoples in the 1960s, when the anti-war movement was in full swing in Italy, he said, adding that the stories on Ho Chi Minh found within their pages helped boost understanding about Vietnam’s leader, the country, and its revolution.

According to VIFA, it plans to work with the Kim Dong Publishing House to translate the comic series into Vietnamese, for release in 2021./.