VGP – Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng on August 24 wished legendary Vietnamese General Võ Nguyên Giáp longevity when visiting the General on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Deputy Prime Ministers Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Nguyễn Thiện Nhân and Vũ Văn Ninh and Minister, Chairman of the Office of the Government Vũ Đức Đam.
President Hồ Chí Minh and General Võ Nguyên Giáp
The leaders wished the General good health and longevity, hoping that Mr. Giáp would continue to contribute valuable opinions to the cause of national construction and development.
Mr. Võ Nguyên Giáp stands out as an excellent student of President Hồ Chí Minh and a talented general of the Vietnamese nation, said Prime Minister Dũng.
The Party, State and people of Việt Nam are so much proud of him and his services to the nation, Mr. Dũng added.
The Government chief reaffirmed the determination to seize opportunities and surmount challenges to continue the glorious revolutionary cause upheld by the previous generations in order to steer the country to advance foward and make the people’s life more prosperous.
For his part, General Võ Nguyên Giáp thanked the fine sentiment given by the Government’s leaders.
General Võ Nguyên Giáp, the first General of the Việt Nam People’s Army and the highly talented Commander-in-Chief during the two resistance wars, against the French colonialists and the US imperialists, will be 100 years old on August 25.
General Giap is the longest-living person in the military history of Việt Nam.
He is the most outstanding military leader beside President Hồ Chí Minh. He became a general when he was 37. He commanded a series of important campaigns during the two resistance wars against the French colonialists and the US imperialists, including the Điện Biên Phủ Campaign in 1954.
The “globe shaking” Điện Biên Phủ Victory is considered as a brilliant milestone in the cause of national liberation, marking the end of the French imperialists’ power in Indochina after 83 years, inspiring national liberation movements in colonial countries and promoting General Giáp as a world military figure.
By Kim Loan