A Vietnamese soldier waves a flag atop a French command post during the Dien Bien Phu battle on May 7, 1954. (Source: VNA)
Havana (VNA) – A photo exhibition has been opened in Havana, Cuba to mark the 41 st anniversary of Vietnam’s Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30) and the 62 nd anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7).

The exhibition features nearly 100 photos that depict the wars for independence as well as the development of Vietnam over the past decades.

At a ceremony to mark the anniversary jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy and the Cuban Military Medicine Institute, Ambassador Duong Minh praised the strong bond between the two countries as well as Cuba’s support to Vietnam, including training Vietnamese students.

Earlier, the embassy and the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) organized a visit to the Quang Tri Plastic Factory in Havana; the factory is named to commemorate the historic visit to Quang Tri province in central Vietnam by Fidel Castro in 1973.-VNA