The event was chaired by Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong.

Speaking at the conference, Gen. Cuong stressed that as the region played an important strategic role, the enemy had turned the region into a large strategic military base with the aim of stamping out the resistance of the Indo-China nations, preventing our forces from moving people and logistics from the North to the South and from the mountainous areas to the plain of Military Zone 5. 

Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong speaking at the event

To prepare for the historic Ho Chi Minh Campaign, in January 1975, the Standing Committee of the Central Military Commission decided to launch the Central Highland Campaign, aiming at wiping out stationed enemy units, liberating the Southern Central Highland provinces, breaking through the enemy’s defensive system, and creating a new strategic position for our side on the Southern Battlefield.

The Central Highland Campaign was seen as the opener of the General Offensive and Uprising in the spring of 1975. The resounding victory had great political and military significance.

During the event, there were ten presentations about the success of the Central Highlands Operation, contributing to further clarifying the content and meaning of the Central Highlands Campaign, and marking the significant developments in Vietnamese military arts.

Translated by Lam Anh