Statue of  late General Vo Nguyen Giap on Truong Sa archipelago, Khanh Hoa province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A national workshop on the late General Vo Nguyen Giap will take place in Hanoi on December 21 on the occasion of the 74th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army and the fifth commemorative anniversary of the late General.

The workshop will be jointly held by the research centre for ethnic cultural preservation and promotion under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, the Vietnamese Association of Historical Sciences, and the Vietnam Military History Museum.

At a press conference in Hanoi on December 19, the organising board revealed that the workshop aims to honour the significant contributions of General Vo Nguyen Giap to the preservation and promotion of Vietnamese traditional culture.

The workshop will feature the General’s patriotism, humanism, and military ideology. 

The Vietnam Military History Museum will put on display new documents and objects on the life and career of the general.

A photo exhibition on General Giap will also be held as part of the event.

General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013) was a Vietnamese general and politician, considered one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century. He first gained prominence as the military leader of the Viet Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation of Vietnam and was a crucial military commander in two wars: the French Resistance War (1946-1954) and the American War (1955-1975).

He made great contributions in a number of historically significant battles: Lang Son (1950), Hoa Binh (1951–1952), Dien Bien Phu (1954), the Tet Offensive in Hue (1968), the Easter Offensive in Hanoi (1972), and the final Ho Chi Minh Campaign to liberate Sai Gon (1975). –VNA