State President's article marks 1968 General Offensive and Uprising
08:05 | 29/12/2017

VGP - State President Tran Dai Quang has written an article to mark the 50th anniversary of the Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in spring 1968.

In his article entitled “Promoting the fighting spirit for success of the 1968 Spring Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in national renovation, construction and defense.”, President Quang highlighted the event as a milestone in Vietnamese people’s warfare art and powerful staunchness of the people in the Ho Chi Minh era.

He said five decades after the historical victory, Viet Nam has recorded significant growth in the context of fast-changing world that requires the whole Party, people and army to make greater efforts and turn challenges into opportunities for comprehensive national development in politics, economics, culture, social, national defense, security, and foreign affairs.

Socio- economic development is put in the center, Party building is pivotal, cultural and human building are seen as a spiritual foundation, and national defense and security are crucial and regular.

The great spirit and high determination to notch up victory over the Mau Than General Offensive and Uprising in spring 1968 has been and will continue to strongly encourage the Party, people and army of Viet Nam to overcome difficulties and challenges while seize  new opportunities  in order to develop Viet Nam into a mordern industrialized country, he said.

The State leader called for combined efforts to keep up the spirit of patriotism, self-reliance,dynamism and creativity towards the goal of developing Viet Nam into a powerful country with rich people living in an equal, democratic and civilised society, firm