Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered incense in tribute to Vo Chi Cong, late President of the State Council, Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and advisor to the Party Central Committee (Photo VNA)

HCM Cit​y (VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh offered incense to commemorate late Government and State leaders in Ho Chi Minh City on February 10 on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) 2018.

The PM paid tribute to lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho who was Acting President of Vietnam from April 1980 to July 1981, Chairman of the National Assembly from 1981 to 1987, and Vice President of the State Council from 1981 to 1992.

The lawyer also held various important positions throughout his revolutionary career, including Chairman of the Central Committee of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam and Chairman of the Consultative Council of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also offered incense in tribute to Vo Chi Cong, late President of the State Council, Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and advisor to the Party Central Committee, whose life was closely connected with the revolutionary cause and important historical events of the Vietnamese Party and people. He was said to be an outstanding disciple of President Ho Chi Minh.

The same day, PM Phuc accompanied by Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh offered incense to commemorate late Chairman of the Council of Ministers Pham Hung – who devoted his life to the Party’s revolutionary cause.

Visited the family of late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet, the Government leader recalled the late PM’s contributions during 1988 - 1997 when the country began implementing the open-door policy to integrate into the region and the world.

PM Phuc stressed that with his strategic vision, Vo Van Kiet put forth important policies for sustainable development in the Mekong Delta – which the current Government is pursuing – to turn the delta into a well-off region and adaptive to climate change.-VNA