The event saw the attendance of Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, former State President Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former NA Chairmen Nguyen Van An and Nguyen Sinh Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, among others.
Hoang Trung Hai, Politburo member, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, Head of the NA deputy delegation of Hanoi, and heads of the city’s entities attended the ceremony.
Delegates at the event.
Addressing the ceremony, Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong stressed that the late President‘s the 1000-word testament is a special document. It has inspired the iron will and determination, ardent conviction, the truth “Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom,” patriotism, and the Vietnamese heroism.
President Ho Chi Minh began to write his testament in May 1965 and last amended in May 1969 - four months before he passed away. It has become a guideline for Vietnam’s revolution and development over the past half century.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong delivers a speech at the event.
“The Ho Chi Minh ideology and the President’s will have always gone along with the nation, lighting the path for the Party, the people and army of Vietnam in following the revolutionary cause and ideal,” the Party leader said.
He highlighted the tremendous values and historical significance of the Testament, and urged the Party to thoroughly master the teachings of the President, build on the Party’s fine traditions and nature, and resolutely fight all manifestations of degradation of political ideology, morality and lifestyle, as well as any signs of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation,” thus building a pure and strong party, enhancing the leadership and combat capacity of party organizations and party members.
“The entire Party, army and people are committed to loyally and excellently inheriting the revolutionary cause of President Ho Chi Minh, continuing to realizing his noble ideal, resolutely and consistently fighting to firmly defend the motherland’s independence, sovereignty, unification and territorial integrity, and building a strong, democratic, just and civilized country with prosperous people,” the Party leader said.