Raymonde Dien, a great friend of Việt Nam, passes away

August, 20/2022 - 19:34
Raymonde Dien is a member of the French Communist Party and a symbol of the fight against the war by French colonialists in Việt Nam
Raymonde Dien in an interview with a VNA correspondent in Paris. VNA Photo

PARIS- Raymonde Dien, a member of the French Communist Party and a symbol of the fight against the war by the French colonialists in Việt Nam, passed away on August 19. She was 93.

Born on May 13, 1929 in the western part of France, she is known by the Vietnamese and other peoples in the world for lying on the rail to block a train carrying tanks and other weapons to Indochina on February 23, 1950. Later, she joined other French communists in their support to the Vietnamese people in their fight against the French colonialists and US imperialists, and the struggle for peace for Việt Nam.

Raymonde Dien is known by the Vietnamese and other peoples in the world for lying on the rail to block a train carrying tanks and other weapons to Indochina on February 23, 1950. VNA Photo

On September 2, 2004, she was decorated with a Friendship Order by the Vietnamese state.

Even in her last days, she still joined various events on Việt Nam, especially those in support of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange. VNA

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