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Hanoi (VNA) – Delegations from Latin American and Middle Eastern embassies in Hanoi led by Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, laid wreaths and paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his Mausoleum on December 17.

The activity was held to commemorate the 187th death anniversary of Venezuela’s national liberation hero Simon Bolivar, and pay honour to the great Vietnamese leader, contributing to tightening the friendship between Vietnam and Latin American nations.

Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) was the greatest leader of Latin America's independence movement in the beginning of the 19th century. The struggle led by him helped six countries - Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia – gain independence from Spain.-VNA