“Duong Kach Menh” (Revolutionary Path), a book written by late President Ho Chi Minh, has recently been translated into Italian and published in the European country. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh had close relations with nationalists in the Republic of Korea (RoK) during the 1920s, claimed reporter Kim Yong-rae of Yonhap News Agency based on a newly-found document in France.

Lee Jang-kyu, a Korean national who is studying a doctorate degree in France, discovered the document at the Achieves Nationales d’Outre-Mer (ANOM) library on French overseas territories.

The document said in the 1920s when Ho Chi Minh was in Paris to prepare for an independence movement in Vietnam, he met with members of the then RoK provisional government.

It noted that French police considered understanding publications compiled by RoK nationals a way to deal with Ho Chi Minh’s activities, as the man was closely following methods employed by Korean nationalists to fight Japan.

The document said Ho Chi Minh examined all RoK publications published in the US.

Kim Yong-rae said it is a valuable document written by a French intelligence agent on Ho Chi Minh’s moves.-VNA