Sixty-five years ago, under the leadership of the Party Central Committee, President Ho Chi Minh launched the Dien Bien Phu campaign with the aim of putting an end to the French empire over Indochina. Lasting in 56 days, the campaign resulted in a stunning, decisive victory, ending French colonial rule in Vietnam and becoming a pride of Vietnamese people and a symbol of national strength.

The Dien Bien Phu victory on May 7, 1954, was Vietnam’s biggest victory in the French resistance war from 1945 to 1954, resulting in the signing of the Geneva Accords on ending the war and restoring peace in Indochina. The stunning Dien Bien Phu victory offered huge support to colonised nations around the world to rise up to fight against colonialism and imperialism.

The Dien Bien Phu victory resulted from the Party’s leadership and military intelligence, as well as the Vietnamese people’s aspiration for independence and freedom, which was also a core factor in helping the nation win over various invaders across different time periods.

Dien Bien Phu’s liberation was the key victory of the struggle for freedom and peace and positively influenced national liberation movements across the world. –VNA