On the occasion of t he 40th anniversary of the visit of former Cuban President Fidel Castro to Vietnam and the liberated zone in Southern Vietnam, the Cuban press has given extensive coverage on the event.

Granma Newspaper, the official organ of the Communist Party of Cuba on September 16 ran an article highlighting the significance of the historic visit, describing it as a milestone in the friendship and solidarity between the two nations.

It re-described warm feelings of the Vietnamese Party, State and Government leaders and people towards Commander-in-chief Fidel Castro in Hanoi on September 12, 1973, while reviewing the Cuban leader’s journey to the liberated zone in the central province of Quang Tri.

The article also underlined the cruelty of US troops in Vietnam and the event when Fidel Castro raised high the all-victorious flag of the Vietnam’s liberation army at the 241 military base in Quang Tri.

Meanwhile, the website “Cubadebate” also published an article by Juan Marrero, one of the Cuban journalists who accompanied Fidel Castro during his Vietnam tour.

According to Juan Marrero, thousands of Vietnamese people welcomed Fidel Castro and his entourage along 10 kilometres of road. He said Fidel Castro’s visit made all people in Hanoi emotional.

On the occasion, the Cuban Television screened a documentary film on the visit, which was directed by late director Santiago Alvarez.-VNA