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General Vo Nguyen Giap's devotion to science-technology, culture and art

General Vo Nguyen Giap was military general for nearly half a century. He successfully accomplished his mission in the two National Resistances against the French Colonialists and the American Imperialists. He made endless efforts in constructing policies to build and protect the national territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Since Viet Nam became a peaceful, unified and independent country, General Vo Nguyen Giap was assigned by the government and the Party to he in charge of science and technology affairs. These responsibilities were new to him, yet with his inquiring mind, General Vo Nguyen Giap gradually led the young science and technology of Viet Nam to be on par with countries in the region and the world. His contribution to Ho Chi Minh Thought has been strategic and crucial to the construction and protection of the national sovereignty.

General Vo Nguyen Giap studying Ho Chi Minh Thought

General Vo Nguyen Giap visiting Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, the Soviet Union, July 1980

General Vo Nguyen Giap talking with poet Huy Can

On November 20, 1995, Minister of Training and Education conferring the "For the Educational Cause" Medal on General Vo Nguyen Giap
on the 50th anniversary of revolutionary education (1945-1995)

General Vo Nguyen Giap and Professor Tran Van Giau, Hero of Labour of the "Doi Moi" (renovation) era, He Noi, 1997

General Vo Nguyen Giap discussing with historians Phan Huy Le and Duong Trung Quoc, 1998

General Vo Nguyen Giap wishing musician Van Cao a happy 70th birthday

Professor and culturalist Vu Khieu, Hero of Labour, visiting and wishing General Vo Nguyen Giap good health in his home, Ha Noi, 2001

Vu Oanh, President of the Study Encouragement Association of Vietnam, conferring the "For the Study Encouragement" Award
on General Vo Nguyen Giap on the General’s 90th birthday

General Vo Nguyen Giap presenting the Vietnam Scientific and Technical Innovation Prize and the WIPO Prize, 2001

General Vo Nguyen Giap cordially receiving Professor Academician Vu Tuyen Hoang.

An emotional meeting between General Vo Nguyen Giap and writer Son Tung (standing next to General Giap)
who devoted his life to studying the life and works of President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese revolution

Professor, Colonel General Hoang Minh Thao listening to General Vo Nguyen Giap recalling the unforgettable memories of the war

General Vo Nguyen Giap reading Tao Mat’s letter wishing the General a long life on his 80th birthda

General Vo Nguyen Giap discussing literature with writer Huu Mai

General Vo Nguyen Giap discussing topical issues with Do Phuong, General Director of the Vietnam News Agency

General Vo Nguyen Giap cheerfully receiving journalists, artists and photographers

Le Duy Ung, a sight-impaired veteran, drawing General Giap’s portrait

Source: "Commander-in-chief General Vo Nguyen Giap" Book