French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu and his delegation listen intently to a historical overview of Hill A1, a significant site in the First Indochina War.

Minister Lecornu examines the weapons used during the historic Dien Bien Phu Campaign, a pivotal moment in Vietnam’s history.

A heartwarming moment as 12-year-old Ngo Tuong Minh sings “Hello Vietnam” and presents the Vietnamese flag to a French veteran, honoring the shared history of the two nations.

Minister Lecornu walks through the trenches surrounding the De Castries bunker, a testament to the resilience of those who fought in the war.

Inside the De Castries bunker, Minister Lecornu gains a deeper understanding of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign, a pivotal moment in the First Indochina War.

Minister Lecornu’s visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 70th-anniversary ceremony of the Dien Bien Phu victory demonstrate the strong bonds and shared desire for partnership between France and Vietnam.