Two Vietnamese Join Executive Committee of Int'l Association of Algerian Revolution Friends
|Delegates at the founding event. Photo: FB/Tran Mut
The International Association of Algerian Revolution Friends was established in the Algerian capital of Algiers on July 3 under the auspices of the Algerian Ministry of War Veterans, VNA reported.
Two Vietnamese nationals - Vo Hong Nam who is a son of General Vo Nguyen Giap and Tran Van Binh who is a son of Senior Lieutenant General Tran Van Quang - were elected as members of the 13-strong Executive Committee of the association.
Giap and Quang are well known for their contributions to the Dien Bien Phu victory on May 7, 1954, which resulted in the signing of the Geneva Agreement ending the war and restoring peace in Indochina, paving the way for the reunification of Vietnam in 1975.
Algerian diplomat Noureddine Djoudi was elected chairman of the association and former President of Mozambique Joaquim Chissano, honorary president.
Aiming to honour international people's solidarity, support, and sacrifice for the Algerian revolution, and to join in spreading human values and promoting friendship among nations, contributing to strengthening world peace, the association gathered 70 delegates from more than 30 countries around the world.
|Algerian diplomat Noureddine Djoudi and Vo Hong Nam, son of General Vo Nguyen Giap.
The Algerian Minister of Mujahideen stressed that the friends of the revolution are an important part of the course of the liberation struggle, which led to the internationalization of the Algerian cause and independence, Al-Ghad channel reported.
The Algerian authorities consider the friends of the liberation revolution an important part of the course of the struggle in the country and are working to record their testimonies to immortalize them as one of the pages of the history of the revolution.
Dr. Hakim Bougrara, professor of media and international relations, said through the Magharebia Hessah program that the initiative aims to focus light on the course of the Algerian revolution and show the symbolism and importance it represents for the Algerian people.
The international delegates and Algerian friends attending the association's founding conference all expressed their admiration for President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap; consider Vietnam as a model in the struggle for national liberation and in the development of the country; and hope that Vietnam will continue to play a more active role in promoting peace and progress in the world.
At the event, Nam said that Algerian people are very hospitable, especially towards President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap, and the war of liberation of the Vietnamese people.
After the Dien Bien Phu victory which greatly influenced the colonialised countries and the national liberation movement around the world, Algerian friends in 1958 went to Vietnam to learn about the people's war and the liberation war. They then struggled for national liberation and gained independence in 1962.
Earlier on July 2, Nam and Binh also joined a meeting of the Party cell of the Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria, telling the participants about the Dien Bien Phu victory, the hardships of the Vietnamese army and people during the campaign as well as the personality and style of President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap.
Vietnam recognised the provisional government of the Algerian Republic on September 26, 1958, one week after its establishment announcement. The bilateral diplomatic relations, which were established in 1962, have been expanded to economic, technical and financial cooperation.
2022 marked the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.
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