Laos’ Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bounguen Sapouvong has hailed the Dien Bien Phu Victory as a vivid symbol of the special solidarity and friendship as well as the great military alliance between Laos and Vietnam

In an article written on the occasion of the Dien Bien Phu Victory’s 60th anniversary, the Deputy Minister said 60 years after the event, the Lao people, like other peace-loving nations in the world, still talk about it with awe and pride. Dien Bien Phu is a victory not only of the three Indochinese countries but also of all oppressed nations in the world, he said.

Bounguen Sapouvong stressed that Dien Bien Phu victory is the result of the heroic resistance war of the Vietnam People’s Army under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the great President Ho Chi Minh, adding that the world people will also always bear in mind the name of General Vo Nguyen Giap and his outstanding contribution to the victory.

The Lao people will always remember the invaluable support that the Vietnamese Party, State and people have given to Laos’ struggle for national salvation in the past as well as in the current national development and defence, the Lao official wrote in the article.

He noted that his ministry, in coordination with the Laos National Television, the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos and Vietnam’s Cinema Department, will organize a week of film screening on Dien Bien Phu in Vientiane and Savannakhet province from May 5-11.-VNA