Party leader commemorates late General Nguyen Chi Thanh

NDO/VNA – On July 6 Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offered incense to late General Nguyen Chi Thanh, a man who was closely attached to Vietnam’s victories during the struggle against France and the first few years of war against the US.

Visiting the Commemoration House for General Nguyen Chi Thanh on the 50th anniversary of his death, the Party leader viewed images, documents and items related to the life and career of the General, a great revolutionary and excellent student of President Ho Chi Minh.

General Nguyen Chi Thanh was born on January 1, 1914 in Quang Dien district, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

He joined the Communist Party of Indochina when he was 20 and went on to hold many important position in the Party, State and army, including the Chairman of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army and the head of the Party Central Committee’s Agriculture Commission.

His service significantly contributed to the growth of the Vietnam People’s Army, as well as the development of agriculture and other sectors.

During his 30 year-plus revolutionary career, he was a role model of fighting selfishness, corruption and wastefulness, as well as being a pioneer in following President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example.

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