A similarity in the thoughts and moral examples set by late President Ho Chi Minh and Cuba’s guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara were highlighted at a seminar held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 5.

Organised by the Argentina-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group (AVPFG) in conjunction with the Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina, the event is also part of the activities celebrating the 124th and 86 th birth anniversaries of Ho Chi Minh and Che respectively.

In his speech in the seminar, Ambassador Nguyen Dinh Thao presented the history of the foundation of thoughts of the two revolutionaries, who tirelessly struggled for the national liberation of oppressed countries.

For her part, AVPFG President Julia Argentina Perie underlined the great contributions made by the two outstanding leaders to their chosen national liberation movements.

Participants also stressed the significance of the two men’s revolutionary ideology in terms of socio-economic development, industrialisation and social equality.

They said that President Ho Chi Minh was not only a great leader of Vietnam but also an eminent politician and a figurehead of the international communist and national liberation movements.

Meanwhile, Che Guevara was described as a resplendent symbol of the world guerrilla movement. Born in Argentina, Che joined the revolutionary movement initiated by the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. Following the Cuban Revolution, he performed a number of key roles in Cuba’s new government.
During the seminar Ambassador Thao also stressed Vietnam’s consistent stance of wishing to solve recent incidents in the East Sea through peaceful measures, following China’s illegal act of stationing its oil rig in Vietnam’s waters.

He said China is seriously infringing the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), which the country signed with the ASEAN member nations in 2002.-VNA