A delegation led by Le Hoang Quan, member of Party Central Committee- Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, is currently on a working visit to the United Kingdom and the Netherlands from September 4-9.
Chairman Le Hoang Quan and his delegation visited New Zealand House, formerly known as Carlton Hotel, where President Ho Chi Minh used to work and live while in London in 1913. Nowadays, the Carlton Hotel is the New Zealand Embassy.
In the United Kingdom, the delegation received a warm welcome from Mr. Lockwood Smith, New Zealand Ambassador in the UK. He guided the delegation to each part in the kitchen of the embassy to recollect where once the President Ho Chi Minh once worked.
The visit moved Chairman Le Hoang Quan and members of his delegation, who are all proud of the president who spent difficult periods in his life in the foreign country for the national liberation.
Later, the delegation laid flowers in memory of the late President Ho Chi Minh.
On the same day, Chairman Le Hoang Quan also had a meeting with Mr. Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of London.