The Triumph of Friendship: International Camaraderie Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory

On the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, international friends residing in Vietnam shared their unique emotions and sentiments about the Vietnamese people's triumph that "resounded across five continents and shook the world."

On this momentous anniversary, Pallab Sengupta, President of the World Peace Council, shared photos on Facebook of his visit to the historic site of Dien Bien. (Photo: Facebook)
Mr. Pallab Sengupta captured a memorable moment with a Vietnamese veteran. (Photo: Facebook)
Delegates joined a live videoconference to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, titled “Under the Flag of Victory”. (Photo: Facebook)
Laotian visitor Olam Chanthavixay, currently in Dien Bien, immersed himself in the heroic historical atmosphere of the victory. He shared his thoughts after visiting the Command Base: “Hearing and seeing the historical relics first-hand was a moving experience. It gave me a deeper understanding of the Vietnamese people’s great triumph. On this 70th anniversary, I wish the people of Vietnam and Dien Bien happiness, peace, and prosperity.” (Photo: Facebook)
Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam, Saadi Salama, Head of the diplomatic mission in Vietnam, shared photos with General Vo Nguyen Giap, the Commander-in-Chief of the Dien Bien Phu campaign. The Ambassador described General Vo Nguyen Giap as an indelible mark in history. (Photo: Facebook)
Ambassador Saadi Salama also participated in the 70th-anniversary celebrations of the Dien Bien Phu Victory and shared photos from the event. (Photo: Facebook)
At the invitation of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations, Tham Ly (born in 1954, Guangxi, China), a Chinese nurse who cared for wounded and sick Vietnamese soldiers, shared her feelings: “I felt like I was returning home. The friendship between Vietnam and China is like a bond between siblings, something I hold dearly in my heart.”
William Schilardi (L) recalled his experiences during the Dien Bien Phu battle, where he was injured five times. He expressed his gratitude towards the Viet Minh soldiers who carried him on a makeshift crutch for 700 kilometers. For the past 70 years, he has wanted to foster connections between French and Vietnamese youth. (Photo: Tien Phong)