HANOI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the stilt house where revered leader Ho Chi Minh lived.
Ho Chi Minh was the prime minister and the president of the country.
“A visit to a location deeply revered by Vietnamese! PM visits Nha San Bac Ho, President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
"Seeking an auspicious start. PM @narendramodi and PM Phuc feed fish in Uncle Ho's pond in the Presidential compound," he said.
The stilt house was the residence of Ho Chi Minh from 1958 until his death in 1969. The house is located inside the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.
The Indian Prime Minister, who arrived in Vietnamese capital Hanoi Hanoi last night, also met Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
“A renewed warmth with Vietnam. PM @narendramodi and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meet for a tete-a-tete before formal talks,” tweeted Swarup.
Prime Minister Modi earlier today paid homage to national heroes and martyrs at their monuments.
He also laid wreath at the war memorial located across the Ba Dinh Square, across the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and close to Hanoi Citadel.
“Beginning with the memory of Vietnam's Martyrs.PM @narendramodi lays wreath at Monument of National Heroes & Martyrs,” Ministry of External Affairs Official Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Prime Minister Modi then paid homage to revered leader Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.
He was then accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourts of Presidential Palace and was given a guard of honour by the Vietnamese Government.