Dien Bien Phu victory meaningful to all three Indochina countries: Lao Deputy Prime Minister

Monday, 06/05/2024 09:45
On the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, General Chansamone Chanyalath, Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Laos, gave an important speech on Lao news and media agencies.
 General Chansamone Chanyalath, Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense of Laos. (Photo: KPL)

Lao News Agency KPL, Lao National Radio, Pasaxon newspaper and Lao People's Army Newspaper simultaneously published the speech of General Chansamone Chanyalath.

In his speech, General Chansamone Chanyalath said that the Dien Bien Phu victory was not only a victory for the Vietnamese army and people, but also a victory for all three Indochina countries. It has very great significance for the People of Laos and Cambodia in their struggle against the common enemy to regain independence and freedom for each country.

General Chansamone Chanyalath emphasized that the resounding Dien Bien Phu victory on May 7, 1954 extinguished the will of the colonialist invaders, forcing France to sign the Geneva Agreement on cessation of war and restoration of peace in Indochina, abolishing French rule, recognizing the independence of the three countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, officially ending French colonialism in Indochina.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Laos, the Dien Bien Phu victory is the most brilliant victory in the history of the heroic Vietnamese people's anti-colonial struggle and is engraved in the history of Vietnam and the world in the 20th century.

General Chansamone Chanyalath emphasized that this was the victory of the entire Vietnamese people and army.

More than 70 years have passed, and the meaning and valuable lessons learned from this important historical event are still a source of great encouragement for all the people of Vietnam and Laos in the current work of national building and protecting. That was the victory of the strength of "the entire people fighting the enemy" under the wise leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh.

In Pasaxon newspaper and Lao National Radio, General Chansamone Chanyalath and Mr. Vilayvanh Phomkhe, former Lao Ambassador to Vietnam and former Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos, analyzed that the Dien Bien Phu victory in 1954 contributed to cheering and encouraging Lao people to believe in the correct path that the Lao People's Revolutionary Party had chosen in the fight against the common enemy, which was to stand side by side with the army and people of Vietnam.

General Chansamone Chanyalath also highlighted the contribution of the Lao People's Army in the Vietnamese People's struggle against invaders. Laos helped Vietnam open the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos to transport ammunition, food and forces to liberate South Vietnam, contributing to the resounding victory on April 30, 1975, completely liberating the South and unifying the country.

Vietnam's victory also made an important contribution, helping the Lao people have more strength to stand up to seize power on August 23, 1975 and declare independence to establish a new regime, the State of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on December 2, 1975./.

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