Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Ho Chi Minh's bust to be erected in Greece

A bust in honor of the Vietnamese communist revolutionary and statesman Ho Chi Minh will be erected in the northern Greek town of Edessa, Greece's Foreign Minister announced on Monday during an official visit in Hanoi.

Following a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son, Greek Minister Nikos Dendias wrote on Twitter: “President Ho Chi Minh, the founder of Vietnam, fought on the Macedonian Front in the period ‘16-'17 serving in the French army. We, therefore, agreed that a bust of him should be erected in Edessa to highlight this fact”.
The participation of the young Nguyễn Sinh Cung as a soldier of the French Army in the First World War is of minor importance. The conservative Greek government will honor the Vietnamese leader but for the wrong reasons.

Above all, Ho Chi Minh was the man who led the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, defeating the French in 1954 at Đien Bien Phủ, thus ending the First Indochina War. He played a key role in the struggle of the Vietnamese people against U.S imperialism, which lasted from 1955 to 1975.

A Marxist-Leninist, leader of the People's Army of Vietnam and Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 to 1969, Ho Chi Minh led the anti-colonial, anti-imperialist fight of the country and set the foundations for the construction of socialism.

Ho Chi Minh died in 1969 but his legacy remains alive, as one of the great socialist leaders of the 20th century who believed that “proletarians of the whole world come together as one family”. 


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