Ho Quang, an alias of Ho Chi Minh, left the city of Guiyang in Guizhou Province, China, for Chongqing Province. He was traveling to the general headquarters of the Kuomintang government to understand and deal with China’s policies on Indochina.
|The undated file photo shows President Ho Chi Minh with Russian people|
President Ho Chi Minh attended a cabinet council meeting and received a delegation of “Catholics for the National Salvation,” which was making preparations for a congress of the organization’s nationwide delegates at Phat Diem.
As the Government’s head, in Cuu Quoc (National Salvation), he talked about adopting martyr’s children.
He said, “On behalf of the Fatherland, the people and the Government, to thank soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the country’s freedom, independence and unity during the revolution and the resistance, I’d like to send warm regards to martyrs’ families and adopt their children.”
On the same day, he joined the Soldiers’ Winter Festival, organized by the National Union, aiming to call for all people to take care of the nation’s armed forces.
Replying to a Swedish journalist about the French National Assembly suggesting a settlement of peace with Vietnam, he said, “It’s the Vietnamese people’s wish, if any neutral countries want to reconcile, they have to do in respect of Vietnam’s wish and sovereignty. “
At a formal reception held by the Soviet Union Embassy in Hanoi, he said, “The October Revolution has initiated liberation for the working classes and oppressed nations all over the world. The Revolution has enlightened them with a glorious future, peace and happiness without exploitation and oppression among nations.
“Vietnamese people love peace very much because peace is essential to build the country, restore and develop the economy and culture, and make all people enjoy freedom, happiness and prosperity.”
1960 and 1961
He was present at Red Square in Moscow to celebrate the anniversary of the October Revolution with the Russian people.
In the article “45 years of heroic struggle, 45 years of glorious victory,” published in Pravda (Truth), a Russian newspaper, he said, “Revolution initiates a new age in human history, an age of workers and farmers fighting for a right to be masters of their destiny, oppressed nations revolting to gain freedom and independence, victory of the socialist revolution and national liberation revolution, collapse and disintegration of imperialism and colonialism, and Marxism-Leninism becoming reason and conscience of progressive people in the world.”
He wrote to Hanoi residents and soldiers to praise them for shooting down the 2,500th US airplane, saying it was a practical achievement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution.
At a Politburo meeting on a diplomatic struggle after presidential elections in the US, he said, “[We] have to study our strength thoroughly and fight well.”
By Duong Trung Quoc* and his assistants
The author is a historian and member of the National Assembly