The opening ceremony wwas attended by Bouzid Mohamed Yazid, Director for East and Central Asia at the Algerian Foreign Ministry’s General Department for Asia - Australia; Mourad Lamoudi, member in charge of external relations at the National Liberation Front (FLN) of Algeria Central Committee; leaders of the Algeria - Vietnam Friendship Association; and representatives of traditional martial arts associations.

Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Vinh and visitors at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Nguyen Thanh Vinh said the exhibition aimed to pay tribute to General Giap’s enormous dedication to the country’s revolution and was also an occasion for international friends to express their sentiments towards and admiration for him.

He also thanked the Foreign Ministry and people of Algeria for sharing historical materials about the legendary general of Vietnam.

Reviewing the general’s life and revolutionary career, the ambassador highlighted General Giap’s great contributions to not only Vietnam’s revolution but also national liberation movements around the world.

According to Ambassador Vinh, General Giap was a great source of support for the revolution in Algeria and also an outstanding person in developing the two countries’ relations.

Talking to the press, Mourad Lamoudi, member in charge of external relations at the FLN Central Committee, said General Giap was a demonstration of the crucial role of the people’s will in the fight for national independence.

To the Algerian people, the victory of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign under General Giap’s command in 1954, which put an end to the French colonial rule over Vietnam and Indochina, awoke the colonised peoples and encouraged them to rise up against colonialism, he emphasized

These are valuable lessons for the traditional friendship between Algeria and Vietnam, as well as the close-knit ties between the FLN and the Communist Party of Vietnam, Lamoudi added.

Other guests at the exhibition also held that General Giap and President Ho Chi Minh were always a great source of support for the Algerian people, as well as symbols of the struggles for independence and peace in the world.

The display is scheduled to open until August 30./.