A musical performance at the ceremony in Dong Hoi city on December 22 (Photo: VNA)
– A national-level
ceremony was held in Dong Hoi city, the central province of Quang Binh, on
December 22 to mark the 110th birth anniversary of General Vo Nguyen
Giap (August 25, 1911 - 2021), the “Eldest Brother” of the Vietnam People’s Army
The celebration coincided
with the 77th founding anniversary of the VPA (December 22, 1944 - 2021)
and 32 years of the All People’s Defence Festival (December 22, 1989 - 2021).
Looking back on the general’s
revolutionary career, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Giap was the first
Commander-in-chief of the VPA and assumed this position at the age of 37. Thanks
to extraordinary will and efforts, he excellently fulfilled his duties, deserving
the trust of the Party, President Ho Chi Minh, and the Vietnamese people.
Serving as the
Commander-in-chief and Secretary of the Central Military Commission for 30
years, the “Eldest Brother” of the VPA was an outstanding military strategist
and a prestigious leader of the Party, State, and people.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh addresses the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
At the historic turning
points of Vietnam’s revolution after the 1945 August Revolution and in the
military campaigns during the resistance wars against France and the US, Giap
contributed to the great victories, becoming a legendary general and winning
the admiration and respect from many heads of states, politicians,
scholars, journalists, writers, and people around the world, PM Chinh noted.
He went on to say that over
the last 77 years, under the absolute and direct leadership of the Communist
Party of Vietnam, the VPA has been developing unceasingly to become an
ever-victorious army that defeated powerful countries and their henchmen and
fulfilled noble international duties.
At the ceremony, the
Government leader asked officers and soldiers in the entire army to further
promote solidarity to join hands with the entire political system, the business
community, and Vietnamese people both at home and abroad to overcome
difficulties and challenges to successfully carry out the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and achieve fast and sustainable national development.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visits the Quang Binh Military Command on December 22 (Photo: VNA)
Also on December 22, PM Chinh
visited officers and soldiers of Military Region 4, the Quang Binh Military
Command, and families of revolution contributors in the province - the hometown
of General Giap./.