The relationship between the northern capital city of Hanoi, central Thua Thien-Hue province and southern Ho Chi Minh City was spotlighted at a programme, broadcast live over the three local television channels on April 11.

The event was designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification (April 30) and mark 55 years since Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City set up their partnership. The unity of the three localities contributed significantly to Vietnam’s Great Spring Victory, which brought about complete independence for the country.

The programme recalled a number of historic events during the country’s struggle to safeguard its national sovereignty, as told through eyewitnesses.

Artists from the three regions also performed, praising the late President Ho Chi Minh, patriotism and the sacrifices of Vietnamese people who devoted their lives to the country’s independence.-VNA