Nations' leaders pay tribute to Uncle Ho

A delegation of the leaders of the Party, State, Government, National Assembly and Viet Nam Fatherland Front laid wreaths of flowers in tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Ha Noi Thursday.

The event was to mark the 82nd anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam Communist Party and the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year).

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and Chairman of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Huynh Dam were in the delegation.

Former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, former President Tran Duc Luong, former National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An and other senior leaders and revolutionary veterans also joined the delegation.

Party leader Trong led the delegation to offer incense at the Ho Chi Minh memorial house inside the Presidential Palace.

They then laid a wreath and offered incense at the Bac Son Monument to Heroes and Martyrs nearby.

The same day, a delegation of officials from the Central Military Party Committee and the Ministry of Defence, visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and laid wreaths of flowers in tribute to the nation heroes and martyrs.

Also yesterday, Party General Secretary Trong met and offered Tet congratulations to other State, Government, National Assembly, Politburo leaders, both current and former, as well as representatives of social and political organisations, ministries and sectors.

He also sent congratulatory messages to revolutionary veterans, mothers of war martyrs, soldiers and overseas Vietnamese for a happy lunar new year.

Leaders pay Tet visit

President Truong Tan Sang Thursday extended his best wishes to leaders and staff of the Ministry of National Defence and other army agencies on the occasion of Tet festival.

During his visit, Sang praised the ministry's efforts to keep a peaceful environment for the country's development and urged the leaders of the armed forces at all levels to continue renewing management over the implementation of military and national defence tasks. He also urged the ministry to continue adopting military and national defence guidelines in line with the needs of the current situation.

Sang noted that the country would still be faced with challenges and difficulties still in 2012, but he believed that soldiers and officials of the whole army would continue fulfilling tasks assigned by the Party, State and people.

Visiting the High Command of Border Guard, Sang praised efforts of border guards in protecting the national sovereignty and fighting crime, and he urged them to focus on building a peaceful and friendly border for co-operation and development.

During a visit to the Anti-aircraft and Air Force Service, the President spoke highly of their efforts to protect national airspace. He instructed the service to ensure safe flights and focus on training in order to improve soldiers' capacity to meet new requirements.

The same day, Sang also paid a Tet visit to the Ministry of Public Securities' Department of Technical Support 1.

Visiting the Ministry of Public Securities on the occasion of Tet festival yesterday, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that the achievements made by the public securities forces had significantly contributed to the socio-economic development of the whole country last year.

He urged the public securities forces to act early, strengthening measures to prevent crime, particularly dangerous and hi-tech crimes, ensuring economic security and take measures to keep security and social order, manage traffic as well as prevent fires and explosions during the Tet festival.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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