|Xing Qu, UNESCO Deputy Director-General, addressing the ceremony at the UN body’s headquarters in Paris on October 11 to honour President Hồ Chí Minh. — VNA/VNS Photo
PARIS — Việt Nam's Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and its Embassy in France held a ceremony at the UN body's headquarters in Paris on October 11 to honour President Hồ Chí Minh as a great man of peace and culture.
This is part of the activities in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the adoption of UNESCO Resolution 24C/18.65, honouring the late President, held by the Foreign Ministry and relevant agencies at home and abroad.
Addressing the event, Assistant to the Foreign Minister Lê Thị Thu Hằng highlighted the significance of the resolution, affirming that the adoption is a recognition of President Hồ Chí Minh's significant contributions to the common struggle of the world's people against oppression and injustice, for national independence and social progress; and honours noble ideals, cultural identity and aspirations of the late leader in particular and the Vietnamese people for a world of peace, equality and happiness.
Xing Qu, UNESCO Deputy Director-General, expressed his honour to attend the event and stressed that President Hồ Chí Minh left an imprint on human history.
He said that with UNESCO making this decision, member states all want to honour those who have consistently pursued an ideal in which the power of education and culture can nurture the identity and aspirations of the people.
At the event, around 200 participants, leading officials and members of the UNESCO Secretariat, heads of other countries' permanent delegations, and ambassadors to UNESCO, visited a photo exhibition featuring the late President's life and career. — VNS