Chile Aids Vietnam in Enhancing Ho Chi Minh Park

The Binh Duong Provincial Department of Construction and the Cerro Navia municipality have agreed to collaborate on the rehabilitation of Ho Chi Minh Park, signing a memorandum of understanding to show their support.

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The Binh Duong Department of Construction and the Cerro Navia municipality sign an MoU on support for the rehabilitation of the Ho Chi Minh Park at the meeting on March 31. Photo: VNA
The Binh Duong Department of Construction and the Cerro Navia municipality sign an MoU on support for the rehabilitation of the Ho Chi Minh Park at the meeting on March 31. Photo: VNA

Secretary of the Binh Duong provincial Party Committee, Nguyen Van Loi, recently welcomed former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, and a delegation from the Cerro Navia municipality in Santiago, as reported by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA). During the meeting, the two sides discussed various issues and looked for potential areas of cooperation.

The visit of the Chilean delegation to the southern province of Vietnam was described by the host as an opportunity to foster comprehensive collaboration between the two countries. Former President Bachelet was welcomed with the expectation that her experience and knowledge will be shared to help drive Binh Duong’s further sustainable growth in the future.

In September 2022, after a visit to the South American nation of Chile, officials from Binh Duong province in Vietnam proposed assistance for the rehabilitation of Ho Chi Minh Park in Cerro Navia, as well as potential and orientations for trade and investment cooperation.

He underscored the importance of rehabilitating the park, noting that the Binh Duong Party Committee regards this as a duty of the province.

Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the CPV Central Committee, Secretary of Binh Duong provincial Party Committee, Head of provincial National Assembly Delegation, had a meeting with Michelle Bachelet, former President of the Republic of Chile and the district delegation of Cerro Navia - the capital of Santiago on their friendly visit and work in Binh Duong province. Source: Binh Duong newspaper
Nguyen Van Loi – Member of the CPV Central Committee, Secretary of Binh Duong provincial Party Committee, Head of provincial National Assembly Delegation, had a meeting with Michelle Bachelet, former President of the Republic of Chile and the district delegation of Cerro Navia – the capital of Santiago on their friendly visit and work in Binh Duong province. Source: Binh Duong newspaper

On the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Chile (March 25, 1971-2023), Chilean President Michelle Bachelet expressed her enthusiasm during her visit to the country, noting the strong bond between the two nations and the responsibility that the current and future generations have in sustaining and strengthening this bond.

She lauded the Vietnamese people for their unyielding spirit during their fight for freedom and self-determination, as well as for their notable successes in development.

Particularly, President Ho Chi Minh is a symbol of admiration in the hearts of peace-loving people across the globe. Thus, Chile will provide its utmost support for the implementation of the “Vietnam-Chile Memory” project in Cerro Navia and the restoration of Ho Chi Minh Park there, the former President remarked, pledging to continuously support the relationship between the two countries.

On this occasion, the Binh Duong Department of Construction and the Cerro Navia municipality inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide support for the rehabilitation of the esteemed Ho Chi Minh Park.

The Ho Chi Minh Park on Herminda de la Victoria Street, constructed in 1969, stands as a symbol of solidarity and support by the Chilean people for the Vietnamese people’s struggle for national liberation.

For more than half a century, Ho Chi Minh Park has served as a tangible reminder of the strong bond between Vietnam and Chile’s people. This park has been a testament to the relationship between the two countries, showcasing the mutual respect and admiration they have for one another.

On the afternoon of March 30, in Ben Cat town (Binh Duong), former State President Nguyen Minh Triet and former French President Michelle Bachelet reunited for the first time since their last meeting in Hanoi in 2017, on the occasion of Vietnam’s APEC Summit. The warm reunion between the two close friends was a delightful reminder of the strong bond they share.

During her visit to Vietnam, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visited the central province of Nghe An to promote collaboration between localities in both countries and encourage people-to-people exchange activities.

Previously, the former Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, was warmly received by President Vo Van Thuong and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son in Hanoi. A commemorative ceremony was organized by the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) to honor her visit.

Hannah Nguyen