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Alberto Anaya Gutierrez - A Great Friend of Vietnam

During my four years working and living in Mexico City, I do not remember all the Vietnamese delegations to Mexico, but I am sure that they all visited the ancient tower, offered flowers to the Monument of President Ho Chi Minh and were warmly received by Alberto Anaya Gutierrez, Senator and General Secretary of the Labour Party (PT) of Mexico who has a great love for Vietnam.

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         Alberto Anaya Gutierrez has a BA in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); an MA in Research Method; a Law degree; an MA in Sociology; and is a Professor at Nuevo Leon University and Dr. of Politics and Science, La Habana, Cuba.
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Alberto was born and grew up in Aguascalientes, a small state of Mexico. In 1976, he was one of the founders of an organization of farmers who struggle for freedom and land in Monterrey, the capital city of Nuevo Leon State, Northern Mexico and in 1990 he founded the Labour Party (PT). He also participated in the Congress of the Union as a federal deputy for four working terms and as a senator for two working terms. He often leads the senate delegation of the PT at institutes and is President of the Mexico-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group (VMFPG).

Ever since he was a student, he studied about Vietnam and supported the struggle for national liberation in this country. He actively participated in the students’ movements to protest against the aggressive war in Vietnam. Then, in any leadership position he has always supported Vietnam at all forums.


Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives PT’s Senator
and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez. Photo: Tri Dung - VNA


At the Party Central Committee’s Office, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the PT’s delegation
led by its Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez to pay a visit to Vietnam in 2012. Photo: Tri Dung - VNA

On June 15, 2011, State President Truong Tan Sang holds talks with PT’s Senator
and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez. Photo: Nguyen Dan - VNA

State President Truong Tan Sang and PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez
attend the inauguration ceremony of the statue of President Ho Chi Minh
at the garden in the Presidential Palace. Photo: Nguyen Dan - VNA
 
 
Under his direct guidance, the PT published some books about Vietnam, documents and writings of the leaders of the Party and State of Vietnam, including a book entitled “Selected Articles on the Politics of Ho Chi Minh” in Mexico and Latin America. He also directly introduced this book four times.

When talking with him, I was so astonished at his thorough knowledge about Vietnam. He remembers exactly every important historical period in Vietnam, the Doi moi (renewal) process and achievements obtained by Vietnam. He talked as if he was a Vietnamese leader.

During my four years working in Mexico, I have always received great support from friends in the host country, particularly those from the PT and Senator Alberto Anaya Gutierrez who leaves a long lasting impression on me.

 

PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez visits and lays a wreath
at the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Photo: Nguyen Dan - VNA

PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez visits the working and living place
of President Ho Chi Minh at the Presidential Palace Historical Site. Photo: Nguyen Dan - VNA

PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez visits 
 the 19/5 Kindergarten in Da Nang. Photo: Le Lam - VNA

PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez
and children at the 19/5 Kindergarten in Da Nang. Photo: Le Lam - VNA

PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez and his delegation
visit the ancient town of Hoi An, Quang Nam Province. Photo: Le Lam - VNA



PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez presents
wheelchairs to a hospital’s pediatric department. Photo: Nguyen Dan - VNA
 
 
Senator Alberto Anaya Gutierrez has visited Vietnam 12 times and during each visit he gave significant gifts to Vietnam, such as presenting 100 wheelchairs to the Vietnam Agent Orange/dioxin Association and presenting a variety of cactus to grow in some provinces in the southern area of Central Vietnam.

General Director of Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi (right) presents a campaign medal
of Vietnam News Agency to PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez. Photo: Nguyen Dan - VNA

PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez and VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi
near a statue of President Ho Chi Minh which the PT presents to VNA. Photo: Nguyen Dan - VNA


At the invitation of the PT, a delegation of Vietnam Pictorial (VNP) - VNA pays a working visit to Mexico.
In the photo: On October 3, 2013, PT’s Senator and General Secretary Alberto Anaya Gutierrez warmly received
VNP’s Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Thang at the PT's office. Photo: Hoang Quang Ha–VNP


 

He is also the initiator of applying the method of Vietnam acupuncture to treatment in Mexico. All of his work simply originates from his great love for Vietnam.
 
                                                      Story: Viet Hoa - Photos: Viet Hoa, Nguyen Dan, Tri Dung & Le Lam