02/05/2015 09:24 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Global media covers Vietnam’s reunification milestone

Hanoi, May 1 (VNA) – The 40th anniversary of South Vietnam’s liberation and Vietnam’s national reunification made headlines in news agencies and media outlets in many countries around the world.

The Lao newspaper “People” on April 30 wrote that the 1975 spring victory, the decisive end to North Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Campaign, completely defeated the US forces, liberating southern Vietnam and reunifying the nation thanks to the solidarity, bravery and patriotism of those who fought.

Other newspapers such as “Laos Nation”, “Laos Development”, and “New Vientiane” hailed the victory on April 30, 1975, as a bright symbol of the unshakable solidarity among the peoples of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

China’s Xinhua News Agency reported on the April 30 ceremony marking the liberation and reunification in Ho Chi Minh City, describing it as one of the most important Vietnamese events of 2015.

It cited Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s speech at the ceremony, in which he said that the victory heralded a new era of independence, reunification and development which has transformed Vietnam into a strong nation with prosperous people and a just, democratic, and civilised society.

In its story, Japan’s Kyodo news agency underlined the PM’s call upon the young to uphold former generations’ revolutionary cause by contributing to national development. The newswire also mentioned the war pain Vietnam endured as well as the support by China and the Soviet Union in the past.

Meanwhile, the US’s AP news agency said that the moment North Vietnamese tanks crashed through the gates of Saigon’s presidential palace on April 30, 1975 marked an incredible victory for the revolutionary forces that had waged guerrilla warfare for more than a decade against the US.

Vietnam’s commemoration of 40 years since the liberation and reunification was also given widespread coverage on the websites of Spiegel and DW and television channel N24 in Germany.

The celebrations also made headlines in stories published by Mexico’s Notimex news agency and Argentina’s Clarin, Pagina 12 and La Voz newspapers.
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