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Egyptian journal highlights significance of Dien Bien Phu Victory

VGP - Egyptian newspaper Cairo Today on April 21 ran a story spotlighting the significance of Viet Nam's Dien Bien Phu Victory 70 years ago and the country's achievements in its path to prosperity after nearly 40 years of Doi Moi (Renewal).

Posts Thuy Duong

April 22, 2024 10:24 PM GMT+7
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On May 7, 1954, the entire enemy stronghold group in Dien Bien Phu was destroyed. The 'Determined to fight, Determined to win' flag of the Viet Nam People's Army flew on the roof of General De Castries' bunker, ending the glorious resistance war against the French full of sacrifice and hardship that lasted for nine years. Photo: VNA

The historic Dien Bien Phu victory still resonates to this day, as people across the country celebrate the 70th anniversary of the heroic battle of the Vietnamese army and people under the leadership of President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Ahmed Hassan, the author of the article, held that the victory not only influenced Viet Nam's history but also changed the world situation, paving the way for national independence movements in colonial and dependent countries.

This was the first time in world history that the military of a colonial country defeated a European professional army, underlined the author, stressing that the victory not only had great significance for the Vietnamese people but was also a strong encouragement and inspiration for other colonial countries around the world in their fight against invaders for national independence.

With the inspiration called "Viet Nam", colonial peoples in many parts of the world rose up to overthrow colonialism and regain control of their country, especially in French colonies. In 1960 alone, 17 African countries gained national independence, making 1960 the "Year of Africa".

The Dien Bien Phu Victory also had international historical importance, opening a new era, a new phase in the heroic struggle of colonial peoples to liberate themselves, while encouraging and contributing to opening a bright future for the liberation movement of all peoples in the world.

Hassan called the victory "a brilliant golden milestone in history", which directly led to the signing of the Geneva Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Indochina, creating a basis and conditions for Vietnamese people to advance to victory in the resistance war against the US and to liberate the South and reunite the country in 1975.

In the article, the author also highlighted the tremendous historical achievements that Viet Nam has gained over the past nearly 40 years.

Specifically, from a poor and underdeveloped country, Viet Nam rose to an economy with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reaching US$430 billion in 2023, ranking fifth among the ASEAN countries and 35th among the 40 largest economies in the world.

Viet Nam has become the 22nd most significant trade partner globally. According to the article, the country has left the group of low-income countries since 2008 and is on the way to becoming an upper-middle-income country by 2030.

Viet Nam is considered one of the leading countries in achieving the United Nations Millennium Goals. Regarding foreign affairs, from a besieged and embargoed country, Viet Nam has expanded and deepened diplomatic relations with 193 countries.

By now, it has established comprehensive strategic partnerships or strategic partnerships with all the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council while sharing economic and trade relations with 230 countries and territories.

This shows that Viet Nam's position and reputation in the international arena is high, affirming its policy of being a friend, a trustworthy partner and an active and responsible member of the international community, read the article./.