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General Giap meets foreign friends

Update: October, 07/2013 - 18:13

Viet Nam News introduces a collection of photos of the legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap with foreign friends. The photos were taken by Viet Nam News Agency staff.

Leader of the Mozambique Liberation Movement (Frelimo) Samora Machel, the first Mozambican president, welcomes Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Vo Nguyen Giap who headed a Vietnamese delegation to the Republic of Mozambique in November, 1980. — Photo The Trung
General Giap awards Cuban leader Fidel Castro "Dien Bien Phu Fighter" medal in September 1973. — VNA Photo

General Giap greets international guests at celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the victory at Dien Bien Phu on May 5, 2004. — Photo Nhan Sang
General Giap receives two veteran members of the French Communist Party, Henri Martin (right) and Raymonde Dien (left) on September 1, 2004 in Ha Noi. — Photo Tung Lam
President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo pays a visit to General Giap at his house on April 18, 2005. — Photo Nhan Sang
President of the Republic of Chile Michelle Bachelet (left) visits General Giap and his wife (right) during her official visit to Viet Nam to attend the 14th APEC Summit in Ha Noi on November 17, 2006. — Photo Thong Nhat
General Giap gives a book about his life to Bobby Muller, founder of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) in December 2006. — Photo Tung Lam
Raymond Aubrac, a longstanding friend of Viet Nam, and his daughter, Elizabeth, visit General Giap and his wife shortly after the general's 97th birthday on Independence Day, September 2, 2007. Aubrac was a friend of President Ho Chi Minh and mediated many secret talks between Viet Nam and France during the French war in Viet Nam. — Photo Tung Lam
General Giap talks with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on July 10, 2008 in Ha Noi. — Photo Nhan Sang
Swiss President Pascal Couchepin visits General Giap at his house in August 2008. — Photo Nhan Sang

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