President Ho Chi Minh’s first visit to Russia celebrated in Saint Petersburg

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A ceremony celebrating the 128th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) and 95 years since the Vietnam great leader first arrived in Russia was held at the Smolny Palace in Saint Petersburg on May 17.

Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

Attending at the event were Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, head of the National Assembly Delegation of HCM City Ngo Duc Manh, permanent deputy chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem, head of the Department of Propaganda & Education of HCMC Party Committee Than Thi Thu, director of the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City Huynh Thanh Dat; governor of Saint Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, Admiral V.M Korolev, Russsian Navy Commander, President of the St. Petersburg State University Nikolai M. Kropachev.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan reviewed President Ho Chi Minh’s first visit to Russia and great support of Russian people for the legendary leader of Vietnam. He affirmed the President Ho Chi Minh’s first trip became a historical symbol for decisive changes to Vietnam's revolutionary path to national liberation, the country’s protection and construction.
For his part, governor of Saint Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko highlighted significant diplomatic activities between the two countries. He affirmed that many activities will be held in Russia and Saint Petersburg to mark this event.
On the same day, HCMC Party Chief attended the opening ceremony of an international book exhibition in Saint Petersburg and a talk with the Governor of St. Petersburg in the evening to thank for organizing the celebration of President Ho Chi Minh's 128th birth anniversary and his visit to Russia 95 years ago.
He also proposed to build HCMC cultural and economic coopearion center in Saint Petersburg which is served as a bridge of cooperation in fields of economy, culture, education, healthcare, trade promotion between the two cities.
Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan then witnessed the signing of cooperation agreement in the 2018-2020 period between the HCMC People’s Committee - Standing vice chairman Le Thanh Liem and governor of Saint Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko.

Trang trọng kỷ niệm 95 năm ngày Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh lần đầu tiên đến Nga ảnh 2
HCMC Party Chief attends the opening ceremony of an international book exhibition in Saint Petersburg.
Trang trọng kỷ niệm 95 năm ngày Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh lần đầu tiên đến Nga ảnh 3
Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presents gift to governor of Saint Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko.
 Trang trọng ká»· niệm 95 năm ngày Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh lần đầu tiên đến Nga ảnh 4
                At the signing of cooperation agreement between the two cities

By KHAC VAN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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