The Vietnam Embassy in Argentina, in coordination with the Argentinean Ministry of Defence and the Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute, has held a seminar analysing the victory of Dien Bien Phu campaign.

Addressing the event on May 22, Roberto de Luise, Under Secretary of International Affairs of the Argentinean ministry, highlighted similarities between the two countries’ struggles for national independence and rejoiced to hear that the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu victory was organised successfully in the context of the flourishing ties between the two sides.

Participants heard presentations by Ezequiel Ramoneda, Coordinator of the Southeast Asia Research Centre under the National University of La Plata, and Alexiane Bloch, a French historical expert, on the historical situation of France at the time of the Dien Bien Phu campaign.

Director of Argentina’s Cienflores publishing house Maximiliano Thibaut praised the role played by late General Vo Nguyen Giap in the triumph which shook the world and led to the end of French colonialism in the three Indochinese countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The Institute’s Chairman, Poldi Sosa, emphasised the importance of the logistical work to the victory, while other speakers agreed that the Dien Bien Phu victory provides forceful evidence of the power of Vietnam’s all-people war strategy.

On the occasion, a documentary film on the victory was screened, providing participants with an insight on the art of war of Vietnam.-VNA