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TV show marks 70th anniversary of Điện Biên Phủ Victory

A musical performance in the TV show in Điện Biên Phủ City, Điện Biên Province, on May 5  VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh

ĐIỆN BIÊN A TV show connecting five locations nationwide was held by the Vietnam Television (VTV) on May 5 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Điện Biên Phủ Victory (May 7, 1954 - 2024).

The locations comprised the yard in front of the Điện Biên Phủ Victory Monument on Hill D1 in the northwestern province of Điện Biên, Ba Đình Square in Hà Nội, Lam Sơn Square in the central province of Thanh Hóa, the Kon Klor Communal House in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, and the Thủ Ngữ Flagpole relic site in Hồ Chí Minh City. They all played important roles in the Điện Biên Phủ Campaign and Vietnam’s history.

Those present at the places included Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chiính, Acting State President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân, Permanent Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Trần Thanh Mẫn, and Permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Chairwoman of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Trương Thị Mai who is also head of the central steering committee for the celebration of major anniversaries and important historical events in 2023 - 2025.

Through TV videos and stories shared by history witnesses, the programme gave the audience a look back at unforgettable memories about the campaign seven decades ago.

On this occasion, PM Chiính and officials presented flowers and insignias to the former soldiers, pioneering youths, and frontline workers who used to engage in the Điện Biên Phủ Campaign.

The Điện Biên Phủ Victory on May 7, 1954 forced the French colonialists to sit down at the negotiation table to discuss and sign the Geneva Accords on ending the war and restoring peace in Indochina in July 1954, putting an end to the prolonged French colonial rule and heralding a new stage for the revolution in Indochina. This was a great and extremely significant victory in the history of Việt Nam.

Under the Geneva Accords, for the first time, the French Government and each state participating in the Geneva Conference pledged to respect the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Việt Nam and absolutely not to intervene in the country’s internal affairs. The French troops must withdraw while North Việt Nam was completely liberated, embarking on the building of socialism and becoming a large and firm rear for people in the South to push ahead with the struggle for national liberation and reunification. VNS

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