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City leaders pay respect to late President Ho Chi Minh on 130th birthday

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 14:50 GMT+7
City leaders pay respect to late President Ho Chi Minh on 130th birthday
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City pose for a photo at the President Ho Chi Minh Statue on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City paid their respect to late President Ho Chi Minh on Tuesday morning on the occasion of his 130th birthday (May 19).

The delegation of high-ranking officials included Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan and his deputy Tran Luu Quang, Chairwoman of the local People’s Council Nguyen Thi Le, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee To Thi Bich Chau, and representatives of many different sectors, including the youth union and the people of Ho Chi Minh City. 

The officials first visited the Ho Chi Minh Museum in District 4, where they spent a moment paying tribute to the late president and his great contribution to national liberation.

The delegation then paid tribute to late President Ton Duc Thang, who was Ho Chi Minh's successor, at his namesake museum in District 1.

Officials pay respect at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Officials pay respect at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

They later headed to Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 and laid flowers at the President Ho Chi Minh Statue.

On Monday, a ceremony was held at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, chaired by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, to mark the 130th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh.

Multiple musical and artistic performances were organized in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the northern province of Tuyen Quang, the north-central province of Nghe An, and the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on the same day to celebrate the event.

From left: Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee Tran Luu Quang, Secretary of the Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chairman of the People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, and Chairwoman of the People’s Council Nguyen Thi Le. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

From left: Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tran Luu Quang, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, and Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council Nguyen Thi Le. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan pays tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan pays tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

The delegation walks toward the President Ho Chi Minh Statue on Nguyen Hue Walking Street on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

The delegation walks toward the President Ho Chi Minh Statue on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan lays flowers at the President Ho Chi Minh Statue on Nguyen Hue Walking Street on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan lays flowers at the President Ho Chi Minh Statue on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on May 19, 2020. Photo: Thao Le / Tuoi Tre

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