May 20, 2024

On this historic occasion, the 49th anniversary of the victory of the Vietnamese Revolution and the reunification of Vietnam on April 30, 1975, we commemorate an unparalleled triumph of the people against imperialist oppression. This momentous event stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit, unwavering determination, and tremendous sacrifice of the Vietnamese people in their struggle for national liberation and socialism.

The victory of the Vietnamese Revolution was the culmination of decades of relentless, heroic resistance against the imperialists of France and the USA. It was a victory won through the blood, sweat, and tears of millions of brave individuals, guided by the Communist Party of Vietnam and with such leaders as President Ho Chi Minh, General Võ Nguyên Giáp, and many other revolutionaries.

Ho Chi Minh, the revered leader of the CPV, was a driving force in the revolutionary movement in South Asia. His steadfast commitment to the cause of liberation – of the triumph of socialism – inspired generations to join the struggle for communist victory. General Võ Nguyên Giáp, a brilliant military strategist, played a pivotal role in shaping the tactics and strategies that ultimately led to victory. Together with millions of comrades-in-arms, they led the Vietnamese working class and peasantry in a valiant struggle against foreign occupation.

The journey to victory was marked by immense sacrifices and hardships. From the brutal French colonial rule to the devastating American intervention, the Vietnamese people endured unimaginable suffering in their arduous path to liberation. Millions of lives were lost, families torn apart, and communities ravaged by the devastation of war. Yet, in the face of overwhelming odds, the spirit of resistance never wavered, and the resolve to achieve freedom remained unshakable.

Central to the success of the Vietnamese Revolution was the unwavering support of the Soviet Union. As staunch allies and comrades, the Soviet Union provided invaluable assistance to the Vietnamese people in their struggle against imperialism. From military aid to diplomatic support, the Soviet Union stood firmly alongside the Vietnamese fight for socialism, demonstrating solidarity with one of the most grueling national liberation struggles of the 20th century.

The victory of the Vietnamese Revolution on April 30, 1975, marked not only the end of foreign domination but also the dawn of a new era of hope for Vietnam. It was a victory for socialism, for national liberation. This triumph serves as an inspiration to oppressed peoples around the world, demonstrating the power of unity, resilience, and collective action of the working class and peasantry in the face of imperialist domination.

As we commemorate this historic milestone, let us honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom and justice. And let us continue to stand in solidarity with the struggles for socialism-communism around the world as the proletariat of all countries strives to build a brighter future – a communist future – for themselves and for generations to come.