Vietnamese Ambassador attends ceremony held to hounour French communist Raymonde Dien

Tuesday, 28/02/2023 16:24
Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang on February 25 attended a ceremony held to commemorate and honour French communist Raymonde Dien (1929-2022) in France’s Saint-Pierre-des-Corps city where she bravely laid down on the rails to block a train carrying tanks and other weapons to Indochina on February 23, 1950.
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Speaking at the event, Marie-France Beaufils, former Mayor of Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, recalled the self-sacrifice of Raymond Dien and showed her respect for the French communist's action for international peace and the pro-Vietnam movement.

Beaufils said that for the communists and peace-loving French people, Raymonde Dien became a symbol of the fight against colonialism.

For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador Dinh Toan Thang emphasised that the State and people of Vietnam always remember the brave act of French communist Raymonde Dien, a shining example of the noble spirit of international solidarity.

He affirmed that Raymonde Dien’s action on that historic day at the Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station strongly encouraged the anti-war movement not only in France but all over the world, and adding that she will forever be a friend, beloved and brave comrade of the Communist Party, country and people of Vietnam.

Although half a century has passed, the memories of mass campaigns for peace in France is still alive and a valuable encouragement that contributes to promoting friendship and cooperation between the two countries in all fields, especially when they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, the Ambassador said.

Within the framework of the ceremony, a seminar on the movement for peace during the war in Indochina was also organized./.