Hanoi (VNA), April 19 -- Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang on April 17 paid floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his monument in Caracas capital city, the first activity of his three-day official visit to Venezuela.

Speaking at the event, the Deputy PM recalled the late President's diplomatic viewpoint, in which he attached importance to relations with Latin American nations, adding that the President's monument in Caracas shows his reputation and stature, as well as Venezuelan people's respect and love for him.

According to the Deputy PM, his ongoing visit aims to deepen the friendship and cooperation with Venezuela, thus contributing to peace, cooperation, development and progress of both countries and the world at large.