Uncle Ho’s 133rd birthday marked in France’s Montreuil city

Friday, 19/05/2023 09:15
The Vietnamese Embassy in France, in coordination with the administation of Montreuil city in Paris suburbs, on May 17 held a flower-offering ceremony at the monument of President Ho Chi Minh in Montreau Park on the occasion of his 133rd birthday (May 19, 1890 – May 19, 2023).
Delegates at the event (Photo: VNA) 

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Mayor of Montreuil City Djeneba Keita highly appreciated the presence of the Vietnamese delegation on the occasion of President Ho Chi Minh’s 133rd birthday, considering it a testament to the friendship between the city of Montreuil and Vietnam, which she says is "historical and full of love."

She reviewed the important milestones of friendship over 100 years, connecting the two countries, especially the establishment of the French Communist Party with the participation of Uncle Ho, which later became the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Ms. Djeneba Keita said that she always devoted her friendship to Vietnam and supported the promotion of respect for international law and peace in the world.

In his speech at the ceremony, Deputy Minister Ha Kim Ngoc expressed his honor and emotion when attending the event at Montreau Park, where the statue of President Ho Chi Minh and Ho Chi Minh Space in the Museum of Living History are located.

On this occasion, he thanked the leaders of Montreuil city as well as the Montreau Park Management Board for creating favorable conditions to organize this important activity; thanked the city administration and the Museum of Living History for recently renovating Ho Chi Minh Space and having always cared about and preserved this space and his statue here as part of the city's cultural heritage, considering this as living proof o the special friendship between Montreuil and Vietnam as well as between the two countries.

After the ceremony, the delegation of the Embassy and representative agencies of Vietnam in France revisited Ho Chi Minh Space in the Museum of Living History, where many memorabilia and documents about Uncle Ho are kept./.