The Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations has sent a message of condolence to the French Communist Party over the death of its veteran member Raymonde Dien.
The commission also extended sympathy to the family of Raymonde Dien, who is a symbol of the fight against the war by the French colonialists in Vietnam. She passed away on August 19 at the age of 93.
Born on May 13, 1929 in the western part of France, 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. Later, she joined other French communists in their support to the Vietnamese people in their fight against the French colonialists and US imperialists, in the struggle for peace for Vietnam.
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 Vietnam, especially those in support of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.