Vietnamese embassies abroad commemorated the 124th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) with a series of activities in honour of his service to national liberation.

In Moscow, the embassy staff, overseas Vietnamese together with a group of Russian friends paid a floral tribute to President Ho at a square named after him on May 19. They bowed to the President’s monument in deep respect for the revered leader.

While at a May 17 ceremony in Saint-Petersburg State University in Saint-Petersburg’s Neva district, officials of the university and Neva district praised the late President for his personality, morality and revolutionary career, who they said, was instrumental in Russia – Vietnam friendship in the past.

They also voiced warm welcome to more Vietnamese students coming there to pursue history, language and culture studies.

In Mozambique, representatives of Vietnamese community offered incense at the embassy and laid a wreath at Ho Chi Minh avenue in Maputo capital on May 18.

The avenue was named after the Vietnamese President by Mozambique’s first President Samora Machel in 1977 as a manifestation of admiration for the founder of modern Vietnam.

Also on May 18, the liaison board of the Vietnamese community in Johor, Malaysia, held a sports and music exchange to mark President Ho’s birthday. A team of Vietnamese students competed in a friendly football match with local factory workers.-VNA