|Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh (1,R)called on General Vo Nguyen Giap|
Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh called on General Vo Nguyen Giap on August 25 and wished the general good health, sound mind and longevity on his 97 th birthday.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Party Politburo member Truong Tan Sang and Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan also visited the general to congratulate him on his birthday.
On this occasion, the embassies of Russia and Japan and the ambassadors of South Africa, Laos and the Republic of Korea also sent congratulatory flowers to the general.
General Giap was the mastermind and the commander of the Dien Bien Phu battlefield that led to Viet Nam routing the French colonialists.