Hung Yen inaugurates statue of late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh

Hung Yen Province yesterday opened to the public a statue of late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh who was presided over the Doi Moi (renovation), reforming the politics and economy in the country.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony President Truong Tan Sang recalled the life and honored revolutionary career of late Party leader Nguyen Van Linh, who was one of President Ho Chi Minh’s most excellent students.

The Vietnamese people, the Party, armed forces, as well as international friends considered the late Party Secretary as a prestigious leader, the President said.
The late Party Secretary General whose real name was Nguyen Van Cuc (or Muoi Cuc) was born in the northern province of Hung Yen. He lived and worked in all three Vietnamese regions: North, Central and South.

He spent half of his life for living and working in the South.

He was elected the General Secretary at the Sixth National Party Congress that was called Renovation Congress in December 1986.

On the day, President Truong Tan Sang visited President Ho Chi Minh Commemorative Area in Hung Yen, toms of Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh’s parents, Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh Commemorative Area and the Martyrs' Memorial in Hung Yen.

By Tran Binh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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