As many as 70 Vietnamese expatriates from 20 countries and territories paid homage to the late President Ho Chi Minh at the Kim Lien relic site, Nam Dan district, the central province of Nghe An on April 24 on the occasion of 40 th anniversary of the Southern Liberation and National Reunification (April 30, 1975-2015).

A number of the visitors hoped that Vietnamese expats worldwide would forge bonds with the homeland and make contributions to building a stronger nation to fulfill Uncle Ho’s desire.

Nguyen Dang Hien, an official from the National Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, said this is an annual activity creating opportunities for Vietnamese expats to look back on Vietnamese history, culture and tradition as well as enhance relations with the homeland.

There are approximately 4.5 million Vietnamese living and working in 103 countries and territories. They form an indispensable part of the nation and play an important role in intensifying cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and the rest of the world.-VNA