In pictures: General Vo Nguyen Giap and world leaders

VietNamNet Bridge – During their official visits to Vietnam, many world leaders were received by General Vo Nguyen Giap, one of the most famous persons in the world in the 20th century. VietNamNet would like to introduce some of the images from these meetings.

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Cuban President Fidel Castro visited General Vo Nguyen Giap at his home in Hanoi on February 22, 2003. Photo: Reuters

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This was the third visit to Vietnam by President Fidel Castro. Photo: Reuters

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The photo taken on August 1, 2006 in Hanoi. General Vo Nguyen Giap met with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo: AP


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Mr. Hugo Chavez boasted the book about the war in Vietnam, written by the first High-ranking General, the Supreme Commander of Vietnam People's Army. Photo: Reuters

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez presented a sword to General Vo Nguyen Giap as a special gift to the legendary general. Photo: AP

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General Vo Nguyen Giap talked with Swiss President Pascal Couchepin in August 2008. Photo: Pham Hai/VietNamNet

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General Vo Nguyen Giap talked with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo at his home on 18/4/2005. Obasanjo met Giap the second time after 13 years during his one-day visit to Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

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General Vo Nguyen Giap and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara in Hanoi on June 23, 1997. Photo: AP

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika shook hands with General Vo Nguyen Giap in Hanoi on October 16, 2000. Photo: Getty Images

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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met with General Vo Nguyen Giap during his visit to Vietnam in 2008. Photo: Dailymarevic





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General Vo Nguyen Giap, one of the most talented generals of the 20th century welcomed former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Photo: Reuters


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French President François Mitterrand talked with General Giap in Hanoi in 1993. Photo: Reuters

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Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian movement, visited Hanoi in 1970 and received from General Giap the photos on the establishment of the Vietnam People's Army. Photo: BBC


Collected by Sam Hoa


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