Uncle Ho’s 130th birthday marked in Switzerland, Chile hinh anh 1The Vietnamese Embassy in Switzerland on May 20 holds a ceremony gathering local representative offices of Vietnam to mark President Ho Chi Minh's 130th birthday. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Vietnamese embassies in Switzerland and Chile paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on May 19 to commemorate his 130th birthday (May 19, 1890 – 2020).

In Geneva, the Vietnamese Embassy held a ceremony gathering local representative offices of Vietnam to pay respect to the late president.

Ambassador Le Linh Lan spoke highly of President Ho Chi Minh as the first foreign minister of Vietnam, saying he had formed Vietnam’s modern diplomacy.

His diplomatic ideology is still lighting the way for the country’s foreign policies, she said.

The embassy also screened a documentary on President Ho Chi Minh and planted a tree at the embassy in Switzerland to pay homage to the Vietnamese leader.

The Embassy of Vietnam in Chile offered wreaths at President Ho Chi Minh’s monument at Ho Chi Minh Park in Cerro Navia district, Santiago.

At the event, Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Son and Cerro Navia governor Ramon Sotomayo expressed their admiration for the president and his contributions to Vietnam’s struggle for independence and national reconstruction./.