Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong at the event (Photo: VNA)

The event was to mark the 130th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19th).

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 ambassador said that the President laid a foundation for the traditional friendship between the two countries and peoples.

Speaking at the event, former Egyptian Ambassador to Vietnam Reda El Taify said that the President was a symbol of 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 that President Ho Chi Minh had devoted his life to Vietnamese people and the fight for Vietnam’s independence and freedom. He desired to build a good relationship with other countries, Issa added.

Another former Egyptian Ambassador 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.

During the event, documentaries on President Ho Chi Minh and on his time in Egypt were also screened./.

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