Venezuela commemorates independence of Vietnam, pays tribute to revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the independence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Ambassador of Vietnam to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Le Viet Duyen, and Venezuela’s Vice-minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania, Rubén Dario Molina, laid a wreath to the coffin of Liberator Simón Bolívar in the -national Pantheon in Caracas.

The diplomatic authorities also paid tribute to Vietnamese hero Ho Chi Minh at his bust on the Boulevard of the Revolution, located on Bolívar Avenue in Caracas, to extol the legacy of the man responsible for the emancipation of Vietnam.

After training and leading his people in an insurrection that ensure their victory, Ho Chi Minh solemnly declared the independence of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. Since then, Vietnam has developed and positioned itself in the international sphere as an independent and sovereign nation.

Venezuela and Vietnam have been twinned more than ever thanks to the anti-imperialist struggles of their governments.

Currently, the two governments have cooperation agreements in areas such as energy, oil, housing construction, culture, agriculture and other strategic areas.

Venezuela and Vietnam have forged a close friendship and, despite their own peculiarities, they share more similarities.

In the midst of the COVID-10 pandemic, humanitarian relations have also been strengthened.

In May 2020, Vietnam also provided medical supplies to the Venezuelan Government and people to help prevent and control the sanitary crisis, a gesture that shows the solidarity between fraternal peoples, especially amid an emergency that has a regional and global socio-economic impact.