The Dien Bien Phu victory (May 7, 1954) was the triumph of not only Vietnam but also the whole of Indochina, a discussion heard in Hanoi on May 8.

Colonel Tran Van Thuc from the Military History Institute of Vietnam said that 60 years ago, the Vietnamese army and people coordinated with those of Laos and Cambodia to achieve the victory – the greatest success in the nine-year war of resistance against the French colonialists.

Under Secretary of State of the Cambodian Defence Ministry Chao Phally and Standing Deputy Head of the Lao Defence Ministry’s General Department of Logistics Phouvong Vongphom noted that the victory demonstrated the solidarity among the three countries.

The Lao official stressed that the triumph has always held a significant importance to Laos ’ revolutionary cause, while Phally said the young generation of the countries should learn from the experience of the Dien Bien Phu campaign.

The battle in Dien Bien occurred between March and May 1954 under the command of late General Vo Nguyen Giap. The victory led to the signing of the 1954 Geneva Accords in which France agreed to withdraw its forces from its colonies in Indochina.-VNA