President Hồ Chí Minh types a document in his modest stilt house. VNA/VNS File Photo
HÀ NỘI — To mark the 130th birthday of late President Hồ Chí Minh, Kazakhstan Ambassador Yerlan Bayzhanov penned an article sharing his deep feelings about the value of the leader's political heritage.
The diplomat remarked that there was a commonality between Việt Nam’s success in fighting COVID-19 and Hồ Chí Minh’s Thoughts.
According to him, President Hồ Chí Minh’s Thoughts had penetrated deeply into all aspects of Vietnamese social life. He added that all Vietnamese people exercised discipline and upheld a collective spirit, placing the common interest above personal benefit.
Apart from close collaboration between authorities, the Vietnamese people united, adapted to changes and stood determined to overcome difficulties. Such qualities were also strengthened by patriotism, he said.
Patriotism was a key characteristic of Hồ Chí Minh’s ideology, Bayzhanov said, as Việt Nam’s freedom and independence were priorities throughout his life and career. The late leader also placed the national interest above class views.
The ambassador quoted Professor Vladimir Kolotov from the Far East History Department at Saint Petersburg National University in Russia as saying that Hồ Chí Minh’s Thoughts were a system of viewpoints of the leader regarding the Vietnamese revolutionary process, including refined ideals from the French and American revolutions, Marxism-Leninism, and traditional philosophies in Far Eastern countries, which had been systemised based on Việt Nam’s national culture.
The ambassador recalled that his father – a journalist - visited Việt Nam in 1984 and 1987 and published a book entitled “Nation of Bravery”. He said he was strongly impressed by Hồ Chí Minh’s modesty and simple life after visiting his house.
The ambassador also said that Việt Nam had built a consistent reform policy and market mechanisms to achieve political and economic stability with more welfare policies provided for the public.
Regarding Việt Nam - Kazakhstan ties, he said the second President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, attached great importance to ties with traditional friends.
Kazakhstan considered Việt Nam an important partner in Southeast Asia, he said, adding that the two economies could be supplementary to each other.
He stressed that Kazakhstan understood Việt Nam and believed that Hồ Chí Minh’s Testament would be realised. — VNS