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5/10/2018 6:55:11 PM

HCM City marks 57th anniversary of Cuba’s Giron Victory

(VNF) - The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) and the Vietnam - Cuba Friendship Association’s chapter in Ho Chi Minh City held a get-together in the city on May 10th to mark the 57th anniversary of Cuba’s Giron Victory (April 19th, 1961-2018).

An art performance at the get-together held in the Ho Chi Minh City on May 10th to mark the 57th anniversary of Cuba’s Giron Victory. (Photo: Hoang Tho)

At the event, delegates recalled that 57 years ago on April 19th, 1961, the world witnessed an unprecedented event in the history of the Americas; the first time the U.S. had to accept its military defeat, in the invasion of Cuba. Responding to the call of the Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro, Cuban people with an unyielding, indomitable fighting spirit stood up struggling against invaders and captured the enemy’s final position on Giron Beach, which contributed to the final victory of the revolution of the Cuban people.

The Giron Victory marked a decisive turning point that advanced Cuba to a path of socialism building, they said.

Delegates at the get-together. (Photo:

Cuban Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Indira Lopez Arguelles said that the victory was not only significant for the struggle for national independence of the Cuban people but also a great encouragement for national liberation movements throughout the world, including in Vietnam.

Despite far geographic distance, the Vietnamese and Cuban people have always stood side by side and supported each other in the past national liberation as well as the current national construction, she noted.

Vietnam and Cuba have a traditional friendship, comradeship and botherhood which were built by President Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro and are continuously ameliorated and developed by successive generations of leaders, and the army and people of the two countries.

The time-tested friendship between two countries is thriving and has become a model relationship in the world, she added./.

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