A ceremony was held in the southern province of Ben Tre on July 21 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armed attack on the Moncada Military Barracks which kick-started the Cuban Revolution.
Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Predesman Turro Gonzalaz attended the event, which was co-organised by the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association (VCFA) and Ben Tre provincial People’s Committee.
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Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Vo Thanh Hao emphasised that the attack on July 26, 1953, by a group of 135 young patriots led by lawyer Fidel Castro ushered in an armed struggle for independence and freedom of the island nation.
Hao said a village in Ben Tre province was named after Moncada as a symbol of the solidarity between Vietnam and Cuba.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Gonzalez said the assault was a milestone in the Cuban armed revolution, which enabled his country to reach various socio-economic achievements.
He stressed that the Vietnam-Cuba friendship, established during the two countries’ struggles for national independence, will be further developed in the coming time.