The press briefing on the scientific workshop (Source: CPV)

On October 12, the Ministry of Defence coordinated with the Party Central Committee Commission of Popularization and Education and the northern port city of Hai Phong to organize a press briefing on the scientific workshop to celebrate the 60th anniversary of launching the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea.

The workshop, which is expected to take place on October 12, will virtually connect participants of the northern city of Hai Phong and those from military zones, the Army Academy, the Army Officer Training College 2, and Military Commands of provinces and cities nationwide.

Colonel Nguyen Van Sau, Vice President of the Military History Institute of Vietnam, said the workshop aims to affirm and clarify the policy of building strategic logistics lines - the Ho Chi Minh trails in the mainland and at sea, which was a great success in leading and directing the resistance war against the US to save the country of the Vietnam Workers' Party (now the Communist Party of Vietnam) and President Ho Chi Minh.

The Ho Chi Minh trail at sea is a shining symbol of patriotism, willpower and determination for liberation of the South and national independence of the entire Party, people and army, as well as unyielding revolutionary spirit, heroic tradition, creativity and international solidarity against the common enemies of people of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, Sau said.

Opinions to be raised at the event will contribute to affirming the role of the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea for the battlefields of the three Indochinese countries, coordination between their forces, and the special solidarity against their common enemies, while spotlighting the historical significance and value of the trail for Vietnam’s national construction and defence and international solidarity at present.

On the sidelines of the webinar, a incense offering ceremony will be organised at Wharf K15 in Hai Phong, the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea./.