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7/6/2017 6:18:37 PM

Party General Secretary commemorates late General Nguyen Chi Thanh

(VNF) - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on July 6th 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 U.S.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visits Commemoration House for General Nguyen Chi Thanh (Photo: VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng)

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.

Earlier, on June 30th, the People's Army Publishing House held a press briefing to release three books about “General Nguyen Chi Thanh” towards his 50th death anniversary.

The books, compiled by journalist Bui Chi Trung and a group of authors, are named “Nguyen Chi Thanh – Views from the posterity”, “Nguyen Chi Thanh – the peasant general” and “Letters between the North and the South”.

These books were to commemorate a great hero in the struggle for national salvation and to bring a comprehensive understanding about the life and career of the late General to readers, especially youths and students.

The covers of the three books. (Source: PANO)

General Nguyen Chi Thanh was born on January 1st, 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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