The Vietnamese embassies in Mexico, Thailand, Singapore and Hungary have commemorated the 125th birth anniversary of the late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) with a series of events.

A workshop and film screening about the life and career of the founder of modern Vietnam took place in the National Autonomous University of Mexico on May 18.

Vietnamese Ambassador Le Linh Lan, for her part, noted that the late President is the most revered leader of Vietnam and the first President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, leading Vietnam into an era of independence, freedom and socialism.

She said two statues of Uncle Ho in the common tourist destination Acapulco in the southern state of Guerrero and Mexico City are vivid symbols of the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Mexico.

At the end of the workshop, Mexican students viewed images of Vietnam, her people and culture provided by the Vietnam News Agency at an exhibition.

On May 19, Vietnamese embassy staff and overseas Vietnamese, Thai and Lao nationals offered incenses at the Vietnam-Thai Friendship Village and a memorial space dedicated to the late President in Na Chooc village in the Thai province of Nakhon Phanom as part of a programme “Following the footsteps of Uncle Ho”.

Ho Chi Minh conducted revolutionary activities and taught locals how to cultivate, build houses and make a living in Nakhon Phanom in late 1928, said President of the provincial Thai – Vietnam Association Trinh Cao Son.

Speaking at a wreath-laying ceremony for the late leader the same day, Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Nguyen Tien Minh expressed his endless pride and gratitude for the founding father of the nation whose thought serves as a guiding torch for Vietnamese people.

They laid the wreath at a memorial inaugurated on May 20, 2008 to mark the President’s first arrival in Singapore in 1933.

In the Hungarian city of Zalaegerszeg, the upgraded Uncle Ho monument complex was inaugurated, crafted by one of the greatest Hungarian sculptors Maron Laslo.

Since 1976, the complex has become a symbol of the Vietnam-Hungary friendship.

A commemorative ceremony dedicated to the late leader was also held in the Republic of Korea.-VNA