Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung joined locals in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang in a ceremony on April 29 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification (April 30, 1975-2015).

Addressing the event, the PM said the great victory in spring 1975 was a glorious page in the country’s history and a significant milestone of the nation, to which soldiers and people of Hau Giang made important contributions.

The locality, which was a gateway to the U Minh revolutionary base, was on the key road to transport soldiers and food from the base to a number of Mekong Delta localities. For this reason, it saw some of the fiercest fighting during the war.

The nation will forever bear in mind and be grateful to those who fought and made the victory, especially the ones that laid down their lives for the liberation of the nation, he stated.

The PM noted that 40 years after the victory and 30 years since the reform cause was launched, Hau Giang has made a number of important achievements in all fields.

He suggested that the locality build on the attainment and continue to make full use of resources for socio-economic development infrastructure, while ensuring social equality and progress.

Earlier on April 28, PM Nguyen Tan Dung also attended a similar ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.-VNA