Photo exhibition on late President Ho Chi Minh runs in Hanoi hinh anh 1Foreign visitors at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
An exhibition featuring 250 photos and documents on late President Ho Chi Minh opened in Hanoi on November 24, marking three decades since UNESCO ratified a resolution honouring the Vietnamese leader.

In 1987, the 24th General Assembly of UNESCO adopted Resolution C24/18.65, which recognised that “President Ho Chi Minh, an outstanding symbol of national affirmation, devoted his whole life to the national liberation of the Vietnamese people, contributing to the common struggle of peoples for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.” 

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said the UNESCO’s recognition showed the world’s acknowledgement of an excellent Vietnamese and support for Vietnam’s struggle for national independence.

Vietnam is committed to working closely with the international community to fully and effectively implement the UN Charter and UNESCO Constitution as well as to realise sustainable development goals, Minh stated.

According to Nguyen Van Cong, Director of the Ho Chi Minh President Relic Site in the Presidential Palace, among the exhibits, there are many valuable documents on the great leader of Vietnam collected and preserved by the relic site’s staff.

The exhibition, which will last until December 10, contributes to popuarise the life, career, thought and moral example of President Ho Chi Minh to domestic and foreign visitors, he added.

On the occasion, an international seminar entitled “President Ho Chi Minh with world people” highlighted the personality and thought of the President, his role in the development process of human beings, and the world people’s sentiments toward the Vietnamese leader.-VNA