Ho Chi Minh City marks Cuba's Moncada Barracks battle

Tuesday, 26/07/2022 15:49
President of the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City Truong Thi Hien said that although Vietnam and Cuba are geographically distant, they are always proud of having a close, loyal, pure and sincere relationship between the two countries.
At the meeting (Photo: VNA) 

A meeting was held by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) on July 25 to mark the 69th anniversary of the Moncada Barracks attack in Cuba (July 26).

Speaking at the meeting, HUFO President Truong Thi Hien stressed that 69 years ago, the attack on the Moncada Barracks by young Cuban patriots led by Fidel Castro, the great leader of Cuba, was a great historical event, opening up a new stage of development during the Cuban revolution. It brought the just struggle of the Cuban people to victory on January 1, 1959, marking a milestone in the country’s history.

She noted that the Vietnam – Cuba relationship was built and cultivated by President Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro, and has been continuously consolidated, developed, and expanded by generations of leaders and people of the two countries, creating a source of strength and strategic confidence of victory, helping the two countries overcome difficulties, making efforts to build and defend the Fatherland.

Cuban Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Ariadne Feo Labrada regarded the event as a demonstration of the friendship, solidarity and pure internationalism between the two countries and their people.

She said that 69 years ago, the Cuban people, under the leadership of the young revolutionary Fidel Castro, stood up to join the Moncada Barracks attack, lighting the fire of national pride, opening the way for the revolutionary struggle of the Cuban people to overthrow the brutal regime of the dictatorial colonial regime.

“This event marks a historic and generational milestone of significance to the history of Cuba and the subsequent political development of the whole of Latin America,” she said.

"Today, let's celebrate the victories of the Cuban and Vietnamese peoples, friendship and international solidarity. Nothing is more noble than the love and solidarity that binds us to our brotherly peoples, with the city named after Uncle Ho, the cradle of millions of heroes and martyrs, who with their blood and bones wrote heroic and glorious pages of history for independence and freedom," she stressed.

She went on to say that the meeting provided a chance to celebrate Cuba’s victory, as well as honour friendship and international solidarity./.

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