Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Mendez has expressed his deep impressions when witnessing evidence of damages that imperialists caused for Vietnamese people.

“ Vietnam is a large school of peace,” Fernando Lugo Mendez told Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan about his feelings after visiting the Museum of War Remnants during the meeting at the Thong Nhat Palace on March 10.

He also said that he and his entourage were impressed at the natural beauty of the country as well as the hardworking and altruistic Vietnamese people.

Paraguay is also a peace-loving nation and a heroic nation in the struggle for national independence, so it respects victories gained by itself and Vietnam during the struggles, the President said.

He also stressed the Paraguayan people’s sentiments towards President Ho Chi Minh, saying that for many generations of Paraguayan people, Ho Chi Minh was a great example.

For his part, Quan said that despite their far distance, Vietnam and Paraguay share a lot of similarities in historical traditions, as well as in national construction and development.

The Vietnamese people always esteem friendly sentiments and valuable support from peace-loving and advanced people throughout the world, including those in Paraguay , he said.

He affirmed that HCM City will do its utmost to help strengthen the understanding and cooperation for development between Vietnam and Paraguay. /.