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According to Vietnam News Agency reporters in Cairo capital city, the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt in collaboration with the Nile TV cultural channel of the Egyptian National Television to broadcast a program promoting the Vietnamese culture, country and people titled “Following Uncle footprints”, in order to celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 127th birthday (May 19th) and 63rd year of Dien Bien Phu victory (May 7th).

The 150-minutue program marked the third time the Egyptian National Television broadcast live programs about Vietnam. This special time was put aside to introduce President Ho Chi Minh and his career with Egyptian people and those in regional countries.

In his broadcast live interview, Tran Dac Loi, Standing Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee Commission on External Relations and Do Hoang Long, Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt, introduced the audience about President Ho Chi Minh’s career and role towards the Vietnamese national liberation and the movement on national liberation in African countries, as well as his contribution to the Vietnam - Egypt traditional friendship relation.

Praising the great contributions of President Ho Chi Minh, Mr. Loi stressed that Uncle Ho had led Vietnamese people in successfully liberating the country from colonialism and imperialism. During his search for national liberation and revolutionary activities, President Ho Chi minh harmoniously combined true patriotism and international solidarity. “He always showed the support, sharing and solidarity towards oppressed peoples and peoples of the colonies,” said Mr. Loi.

Vietnamese victory in its national liberation made very important part in the national liberation process of the world. Dien Bien Phu victory under the leadership of Communist Party of Vietnam and Uncle Ho was a driving force for national liberation movement in African countries at that time. African people showed admiration and respect for President Ho Chi Minh and expressed their gratitude towards Vietnamese people’s contribution to national liberation movement in African countries and in the world.

Ambassador Long said the special program aimed to introduce Egyptians and those in countries in the region President Ho Chi Minh’s contributions towards Vietnamese revolution in general and the Vietnam - Egypt relationship in particular.

According to Ambassador Long, President Ho Chi Minh laid the foundations for the friendship relationship between the two countries. Uncle Ho came to Egypt for 3 times. The first time in 1911 when Uncle Ho left his homeland for searching ways to save the country and twice in 1946 when he was on a working visit to and from France go on a mission to France. He stopped at Port Said and visited the Sakara Pyramid. During Uncle Ho’s stops in Egypt in 1946, he worked with the Egyptian Government, met and talked with the people of "Pyramid country".

By his intellect, soul, patriotism and humanity, he gained the love of the Egyptian people of Egypt, laying a very important foundation for good cooperation between the two countries later. During the resistance wars against French and American invaders, Egyptian people expressed their support for Vietnamese people’s legitimate struggle for the national independence. Uncle Ho was also the establisher of Chamber of Commerce between Vietnam and Egypt, thus facilitating the economic cooperation between the two countries.

Participating in the interview, Assistant for Foreign Minister of Egypt in charge of international cultural affairs, Medhat El-Meligy and Trade Counselor Pham The Cuong highly appreciated the results achieved in bilateral cooperation, highlighted solutions to further promote bilateral relations in culture and trade.

During interviews, broadcast-live program featured a number of short videos promoting Vietnamese culture, country and people, and President Ho Chi Minh. The program left strong impression on the Egyptian public through a variety of special performances praising Uncle Ho and Vietnamese food./.

Compiled by BTA