Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam Library Cultivates Vietnam-Italy Relations
|A representative of the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy visits the Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam Library in Todi city. Photo: VNA|
With more than 5,000 books in Italian, Vietnamese, and other languages, the Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam Library in Todi, a city in the Italian region of Umbria, has become a destination for Italian and international visitors wishing to learn about Vietnam and its late leader.
President Ho Chi Minh was a great leader who had 20 aliases and a single dream of freedom for the country and the people of Indochina.
Antonino Ruggiano, mayor of Todi City, said that the establishment of a library about President Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam in Todi city is of great significance. It helped them connect with the revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh as well as with Vietnam, one of the most charming and extraordinary countries in the East.
"This is also an opportunity for us to get closer to Vietnam's history and realize the important role of leader Ho Chi Minh, the path he went through in the twentieth century for the independence and freedom of the country.
We plan to organize Todi events and seminars to help the Italian people have a deeper understanding of President Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam," said Antonino Ruggiano.
|Mayor of Todi city Antonino Ruggiano. Photo: VNA|
Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam Library has a special area, dedicated to the history and long path of liberation of Vietnam under the leadership of President Ho Chi Minh.
They are planning to set up a research center on Vietnamese Culture, opening to scholars in the industry, schools, especially university level, and all those interested in the subject.
The library also plans to organize conferences and cultural encounters aiming at in-depth study of Vietnam's past and present from cultural perspectives (poetry, literature, art, tourism), social, political, economic, production in order to spread knowledge about Vietnamese culture and history.
|Giuseppe Bearzi, honorary president of INTRA. Photo: VNA|
Giuseppe Bearzi, honorary president of INTRA, a cultural, non-political, and non-profit association that coordinated with Todi city and Nora Tagliazucchi to establish the library, said the image of President Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam is like that of revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Italy in the 19th century. They both led resistance wars to put an end to the separation of their countries and regain complete national reunification.
All the books about President Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam at the library have been listed on the Anobii social network so that they can be known around the world.
|Deana Mannaioli, chairwoman of the Pegaso cultural association. Photo: VNA|
Deana Mannaioli, chairwoman of the Pegaso cultural association, said that "Vietnam's history is special with the struggle for peace under the leadership of President Ho Chi Minh to reach the ultimate goal of bringing peace to the country.
I hope that Italian people who have been cooperating with Vietnam will jointly share these knowledge and historical values".
With the support of the Todi city government and the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy, the Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam Library is planning to organize a conference on the 50th anniversary of the relationship between Italy and Vietnam.
The event aims to recall the historical memories of President Ho Chi Minh and the great sacrifices of the Vietnamese people for the independence and freedom of the Fatherland.
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