70th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory celebrated in Russia

Wednesday, 08/05/2024 11:55
A ceremony was organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia in collaboration with the Vietnamese Literature and Art Association in the country on May 7 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory.
Delegates at the event (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi recalled the significance of the victory on May 7, 1954, which came as a result of the noble tradition of the Vietnamese people, the wise leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chinh Minh, the great national solidarity, and the will to fight for national independence of the whole people and army.

The victory forced France to sign the Geneva agreement, restoring peace in the northern region, he stressed, describing it as a diplomatic victory that helped raise Vietnam's position in the international arena.

It was also a manifestation of the growth of the Vietnam People's Army and the military art, and had a great meaning for the national liberation movement across the globe, ending France’s oppression in Indochina and starting the collapse of colonialism.

The Ambassador affirmed that the ceremony is also an opportunity to commemorate and pay tribute to the contributions of heroic martyrs, Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, officers, soldiers, young volunteers, frontline workers, and people with meritorious services to the revolution, who made the Dien Bien Phu victory.

He believed and expected that the young generation would always be proud, remember and promote the glorious traditions of the nation, determined to successfully carry out the cause of building and protecting the Fatherland.

On this occasion, the new Executive Board of the Vietnamese Literature and Art Association in Russia made its debut. In the coming time, the association will continue to improve spiritual life, while strengthening advocacy and support for people in maintaining and continuing authentic cultural values, humane and rich in identity to generations of Vietnamese people, who were born and grow up in the Russian Federation./.