The delegation attending the 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC) on November 22 morning laid wreaths and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi.
|The delegation laid a wreath to pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh. Photo: Truong Hung
Leading the delegation was WPC President Socorro Gomes Coelho; Uong Chu Luu, former Vice Chairman of the National Assembly and Chairman of the Vietnam Peace Committee (VPC); Phan Anh Son, Vice President cum General Secretary of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), head of the organizing committee of the WPC’s 22nd Assembly.
Attending the ceremony were nearly 200 delegates attending the WPC’s 22nd Assembly, consisting of nearly 100 international delegates from 49 countries including leaders of the WPC, representatives of member organizations, representatives of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF), International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), International organizing committee – Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, a number of peace – solidarity organizations of Cambodia, East Timor, Malaysia, Indonesia, among others.
Representatives from ministries, departments, branches, political and social organizations and people’s organizations of Vietnam also joined the ceremony.
The delegates expressed their love, respect, and admiration for President Ho Chi Minh – a soldier for peace, independence and freedom and a hero of national liberation.
|Socorro Gomes Coelho, President of the World Peace Council wrote down her impressions after visiting President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. Photo: Thu Ha
By instilling a sense of national pride and the teachings of Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh’s culture of peace is present in the Vietnamese traditions of patriotism, humanity, harmony and tolerance. He was a person who deeply believed in the power of international solidarity and the need to combine national strength with the strength of all nations.
The noble human values of Ho Chi Minh’s values for peace shine forevermore, lighting the path towards world peace.
|President of the World Peace Council Socorro Gomes Coelho, Chairman of the Vietnam Peace Committee Uong Chu Luu and delegates visited President Ho Chi Minh’s relic site. Photo: Truong Hung
After the visitation ceremony, the delegates visited President Ho Chi Minh’s relic site and learned more about his life and career.