Vietnam would like to place a rock column or a statue of President Ho Chi Minh in Chrastava town in the Czech Republic as a commemoration of his visit to the local school which was accommodating 100 Vietnamese army children at the time.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Truong Manh Son made the proposal during a working session with senior officials from the Liberec province.

He updated his hosts on Vietnam’s recent socio-economic achievements, highlighting the business potential for enterprises from the Czech Republic and the Liberec province in particular.

The host welcomed the Vietnamese delegation’s initiative to mark the late leader’s visit, saying it is significant for the local people as well as the Vietnamese community in the province.

They also supported the close economic cooperation between the two nations and praised the Vietnamese community in the country for their hard work and integration into the local society.

Mayor of Chrastava town Michal Canov led the Vietnamese delegation around the school where the Vietnamese children had studied and received President Ho Chi Minh in 1957.

The rock column is expected to be placed in front of the school on the occasion of the upcoming the 70 th anniversary of Vietnamese Independence Day on September 2, according to Son.

There are about 7,000 Vietnamese nationals living, working or studying in the province.-VNA