Political figures from around the world and the global media have commemorated General Vo Nguyen Giap, who passed away on October 4.
In a special communiqué on October 5, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius expressed his condolences to the General’s family and to all Vietnamese people, hailing the General Giap as a great fighter and patriot of Vietnam.
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He said he was moved by the news, noting that the General is loved and respected by all Vietnamese people as well as being profoundly attached to the French culture.
Director Maximiliano Thibaut of Argentina’s Cienflores publishing house said that General Vo Nguyen Giap is a hero not only of Vietnam, but of all revolutionary peoples.
The General proved to the world that a determined group of suppressed people can win national liberation.
Former Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association Chairman Evgeny Glazunov recalled his meetings with General Giap in Hanoi and Moscow, calling him a brilliant military commander.
The press in the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Thailand also ran several articles news on the General.
Four major RoK newspapers – Korea Herald, Korea Times, ChoongAng Ilbo and Chosun Ilbo – highlighted the General’s life and career during the wars for national independence. They praised him as a great military talent of the 20th century.
The two leading English-language newspapers in Thailand, The Nation and Bangkok Post, hailed him as a national hero and an outstanding disciple of President Ho Chi Minh.