War veterans honour late President Ho Chi Minh hinh anh 1Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Illustrative image. Source VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
More than 500 delegates attending the sixth National Congress of the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association (VWVA) paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi on December 13.

Present at the event was Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Duoc, Chairman of the VWVA.

Veterans later offered incense at the Monument to Heroic Martyrs to commemorate soldiers who died for the cause of national liberation.

On December 13 afternoon, the sixth National Congress of the (VWVA) will convene a preparatory meeting.

The official congress is scheduled to take place on December 14-15 with the participation of 516 delegates representing nearly 3 million veterans across the country.

It is set to review the implementation of the 5th congress’s resolution while discussing plans, tasks and solutions in the new tenure, and will elect a new executive board for the 2017-2022 tenure.

In the previous tenure, the association and its chapters made efforts to reduce poverty sustainably, promote charity activities and help each other improve livelihoods.

In addition, the VWVA’s chapters worked closely with localities to consolidate the political system at grassroots level and develop a pure and strong association.

The chapters also contributed to preventing corruption and social misbehaviour and defeating “peace evolution” schemes to ensure political stability and social order.-VNA