Bust of Ho Chi Minh to be erected in Greek Edessa

The foreign minister of the ruling New Democracy party, Nikos Dendias, surprised many in Greece by announcing that a bust of Vietnam’s communist statesman, Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh would be erected in the city of Edessa (not to be confused with Odessa) in northern Greece.

President Ho Chi Minh, the founder of Vietnam, fought on the Macedonian front in the period 16-17, serving in the French army. Therefore, we agreed that his bust should be erected in Edessa to emphasize this fact.


In a tweet in Greek, the Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that he also discussed with his Vietnamese counterparts the transfer of the ashes of the Greek Sarantidiswho fought in the army of Vietnam.

Dendias visited Vietnam on Monday following the visit of President of the Hellenic Republic Katherine Sakellaropoulou in May 2022 and Vice President of Vietnam Vo Thi An Xuan to Athens in November 2021.

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was received by Vietnamese President Ngyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Hanoi. The talks were devoted to economic relations between Greece and Vietnam, cooperation EU and Vietnam, and the Common Commitment to the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Twitter.

In the spirit of the Olympics, the Greek Foreign Ministry also made a donation to support “young talented athletes in Vietnam”.

“Vietnam, a country with a population of 100 million and a thriving economy, is an interesting interlocutor for Greece in the Southeast Asia region; it would be very useful to expand and deepen our relations,” Dendias said.

Read more: about Hero of the People’s Armed Forces of Vietnam Nikos Sarandatis





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