National leaders paid homage to late President Ho Chi Minh on August 31 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of the Party Central Committee, State, National Assembly, Government and Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi on August 31 on the occasion of the 73rd National Day (September 2).

The delegation included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, along with a number of former Party, State and Government leaders.
(Photo: VNA)

The delegation also laid flowers at the Monument for Heroic Martyrs at Bac Son street.

The same day, a number of delegations, including those from the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Public Security and Hanoi also paid homage to late President Ho Chi Minh and the heroic martyrs.
A delegation from the Ministry of Defence pays tribute to the late President and heroic martyrs (Photo: VNA)

President Ho Chi Minh led the Vietnamese nation to success in the struggle for national independence.

On September 2, 1945, he read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The late President was a talented leader, a national hero who devoted all his life to the national independence and freedom and happiness of the people while tirelessly striving for peace and progress in the world.-VNA