06/05/2024 - 07:39

Foreign media spotlights Vietnam's Dien Bien Phu Victory 

The article on Voces Del Periodista (Photo: VNA)

As Vietnam is preparing for celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, international media outlets have continued to spotlight this historic event.

The Mexican newspaper Voces Del Periodista, in its May issue, highlighted the pivotal shift in the military strategy from "lightning war" to "solid advance" as a defining moment in the anti-French resistance. This decision, described by General Vo Nguyen Giap as the most challenging one of his military career, proved to be a crucial turning point in the course of the war.

In the opening lines of his article, author Mouris Salloum George vividly recounted the 56 days and nights of relentless struggle that unfolded at Dien Bien Phu.

Amid the towering mountains and makeshift shelters, the Vietnamese army and people defied all odds to conquer the most formidable stronghold of the French colonialists in Indochina under the leadership of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh. Seven decades later, the echo of Dien Bien Phu's triumph continues to resonate, etching an indelible mark on the annals of 20th-century heroism, he wrote.

The author, who is also the President of the Mexican Journalists’ Association, explicitly pointed out that one of the decisive factors of the Dien Bien Phu Victory was the solidarity spirit of the Vietnamese people.

The article on Prensa Latina (Photo: VNA)

In an article published in the special issue of the Latin American news agency Prensa Latina, former Director of International Relations of the Venezuelan President's Office Dr. Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein described the Dien Bien Phu Victory as an incomparable symbol of bravery and a bright star for the national liberation movement, signaling the downfall of colonialism worldwide.

He affirmed that the Dien Bien Phu Victory and the signing of the Geneva Accords marked the complete failure of French colonialism in Indochina, thwarting its plans to expand colonial rule in Southeast Asia. Furthermore, it inspired oppressed colonial peoples worldwide to rise up and struggle for independence.

On Pasaxon newspaper (Photo: VNA)

Meanwhile Pasaxon (The People), the official newspaper of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, and the Lao National Radio also published articles praising the victory that “resounded across the five continents and shook the globe”.

They affirmed that it was not only the victory and pride of the fraternal Vietnamese people but also all peace-loving nations worldwide./.