In its message, the LPRP Central Committee wrote that the victory at Dien Bien Phu and successes on various fronts during the 1953-1954 period created favorable conditions and advantages at the negotiation table, leading to the signing of the Geneva Accords on restoring peace in the three Indochinese countries: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, on the spirit of respecting each other's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. Northern Vietnam was completely liberated and embarked on socialism building, providing a significant impetus the struggle for the liberation of the South and national reunification.

The "Determined to fight, Determined to win" flag is flown atop the bunker of De Castries.

The committee described the 1954 Dien Bien Phu Victory as one of the great triumphs of the Vietnamese Party, military and people in the struggle against colonial invasion, a symbol of the combat alliance between the militaries and people of Vietnam and Laos, and a tremendous source of strength that led the struggle for national liberation of the Lao Party and people to victory.

The Lao Party, State, and people express profound gratitude and sincere thanks to the significant, invaluable, effective and timely assistance that the Vietnamese Party, State and people extended to Laos in the past as well as in the current cause of national defense, construction and development.

Meanwhile, the CPP Central Committee wrote that over the past seven decades, the glorious Dien Bien Phu Victory, which resonated across the five continents and shook the globe, has been etched in the hearts of the Vietnamese people and international friends. It served as evidence of the solidarity and shared suffering among the three nations of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The CPP expressed its firm belief that under the sound leadership of the CPV led by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the Vietnamese people will achieve new and even greater accomplishments in realising the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.

The CPP highly values the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ Parties, States and people under the motto "fine neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability”, it said.

Source: VNA