Cuba and Argentine were among a number of countries celebrating Vietnam ‘s founding President Ho Chi Minh’s 121st birth anniversary on May 19. At a meeting held by the Cuban Institute for Friendship with Other Nations in Guantanamo province on May 19, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Vu Chi Cong highlighted the ideology of national independence shared by Ho Chi Minh and Cuba ‘s national hero Jose Marti. The two great men shared another thing in fate – May 19, when Vietnamese people celebrate President Ho’s birth anniversary, is also the day Cuba commemorates the death of its national hero, Jose Marti. This year is the 116th anniversary of Marti’s death. Traditional friendship and cooperation over the half century were highlighted in Cong’s speech. He quoted Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro as saying, “For Vietnam, Cuba is ready to donate its blood”, to illustrate such special relations. Cong reiterated Vietnam’s unswerving support for Cuba in demanding the US lift its embargo against the island country and release five Cuban independence fighters now in US custody. On May 18, in celebration of Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, the Vietnamese ambassador attended a meeting at a school for disabled children named after a Vietnamese… Read full this story
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