Webinar on President Ho Chi Minh held in Egypt hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong speaks at the webinar on President Ho Chi Minh held in Cairo, Egypt on May 18. (Photo: VNA)

Cairo (VNA) – A webinar on President Ho Chi Minh – a hero of national liberation and a cultural celebrity – was held in Cairo on May 18, bringing together a number of diplomats and friends of Vietnam from Egypt and other countries.

The event was to mark the late president’s 130th birthday (May 19, 1890 – 2020).

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong briefed attendees on President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career, his contributions to Vietnam’s struggle for national liberation, and his visits to Egypt in 1911 and 1946.

The President has laid a foundation for traditional friendship between the two countries and peoples, Cong said.

Former Egyptian Ambassador to Vietnam Reda El Taify showed his respect for Ho Chi Minh in his presentation, saying the President was a symbol of the liberation movements around the globe and one of the world’s most influential leaders in the 20th century.

Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Lebanon Chady Issa said President Ho Chi Minh had devoted his life to Vietnamese people and fight for Vietnam’s independence and freedom. He desired to build a good relationship with other countries, Issa said.

Another former Ambassador of Egypt to Vietnam Youssef Boutros said he has special sentiment towards Vietnamese people, particularly President Ho Chi Minh, adding that the Vietnamese leader had a close friendship with Egyptian President Gamal-Abdel-Nasser and they shared many similarities and made great contributions to their nations.

Documentaries on President Ho Chi Minh and his time in Egypt were also screened during the event./.