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Bust of Vietnam’s revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh, to be erected in Greece, says FM Dendias

In a move that surprised many in Greece, conservative right-wing New Democracy Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that a bust of Vietnam’s communist statesman, a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh, will be erected in the town of Edessa, northern Greece.

In his tweet in Greek, the FM noted that with Vietnamese counterparts, they also discussed about the transfer of the ashes of Greek Sarantidis who fought in the army.”

Dendias has been visiting Vietnam on Monday, following the visit by the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou in May 2022 and Vietnam’s Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan in Athens in November 2021.

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was received by Vietnam’s President Ngyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Hanoi.

Talks focused on Greece-Vietnam’s economic relations, the EU-Vietnam cooperation and on the shared commitment to the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Greek Foreign Ministry posted also on Twitter.

In the spirit of the Olympic Games, The Greek FM made also a donation for support of “young talented athletes in Vietnam.”

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