Presenting Italian works on President Ho Chi Minh to Ho Chi Minh Museum (Source: CPV)
On this occasion, the Vietnam - Italy Friendship Association (VIFA) and the Italian Embassy in Vietnam presented them to Ho Chi Minh Museum.
The two works came from the Italy - Vietnam Friendship Association in Veneto, with the former collected by members and the latter published by the association.
One is a 12-volume comic series entitled “Ho Chi Minh, un uomo e un popolo” published in 1968, while the other is an Italian-language edition of “Duong Kach Menh” (The Revolutionary Path) - a book of lectures by Nguyen Ai Quoc (a pseudonym of Ho Chi Minh) for the training of staff at the Vietnamese Revolutionary Youth League between 1925 and 1927 in Guangzhou, China.
Speaking at the event, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro said the Italian people hold a special affection for the late Vietnamese President. The comic series represented a link between the two peoples in the 1960s, when the anti-war movement was in full swing in Italy, he said, adding that the stories on Ho Chi Minh found within their pages helped boost understanding about Vietnam’s leader, the country, and its revolution.
The award ceremony contributed to strengthening and developing more friendly and cooperative relations, strategic partnership between the two countries, as well as the relationship between the two peoples.
VIFA has made plans to work with the Kim Dong Publishing House to translate the comic series into Vietnamese, for release in 2021./.