Maximiliano Thibaut talking with VNA’s reporter

The Dien Bien Phu campaign remained at the front line of the battle against colonialism in the world with its “scream” for peace echoing across Asia and Africa, where nations that declined to be oppressed fought for their independence from the rule of others.

Director of Argentina’s Cienflores Publishing House Maximiliano Thibaut made the statement when talking with the Vietnam News Agency about the significance of the Dien Bien Phu victory occasioned its 60th celebration (May 7).

The triumph led to the signing of the 1954 Geneva Accord in which France agreed to withdraw its forces from its colonies in the three countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

He attributed the victory and the success of other struggles against foreign aggressors won by Vietnamese people to the unity that bound the Party, the army and people together in an unyielding determination under the sound leadership of the Party, President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap.

The victory was the perfect combination of modern military strategy and decisive guerilla tactics, he stressed.

Maximiliano Thibaut spoke highly of the role of General Vo Nguyen Giap, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam People’s Army, saying the value of his military ideologies still remain today.

In 2013, Cienflores published two military books of General Giap in Spanish. It will introduce two others to readers in the near future.

Source: VNA