President Ho Chi Minh in 1929 (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – A workshop was held in Bangladesh on September 24 to explore late President Ho Chi Minh’s humanitarian thought against imperialism.
 
The event, jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangladesh and the Nawab Salimullah Institute, brought together journalists, scholars and researchers from universities and institutes of Bangladesh, and businesspeople.

Dr. Mostafizur Rahman stressed the great contributions of President Ho Chi Minh to the world’s revolution for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.

President Ho Chi Minh is one of the pioneer leaders in the anti-terrorism movement in Asia and also one of the most influential leaders in the 20th century, he said.

The participants held that President Ho Chi Minh’s view that “nothing is more precious than independence and freedom” demonstrates a lofty humanitarian thought as it refers to independence and freedom of not only a single nation but individuals and mankind.

His message has inspired Bangladeshi people during the struggle for national liberation as well as the present national construction, they said.

Addressing the workshop, Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Tran Van Khoa  said the workshop helps Bangladeshi friends understand more about President Ho Chi Minh’s humanitarian thought, which is Vietnam’s invaluable spiritual asset.

The Nawab Salimullah is a non-governmental organisation of Bangladesh established in 1987, aiming to strengthen solidarity and friendship between Bangladeshi people and people from foreign countries through cooperation activities in culture, tourism, trade and education.

Within the framework of cooperation between the Vietnamese Embassy and the institute, there will be a range of exchange activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Bangladesh diplomatic ties in 2018. -VNA