QTO - Half a century ago, during his visit to the liberated region of Quang Tri, President Fidel Castro hoisted the flag of the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam from peak 241, uttering these inspiring words: "Comrades, please carry this flag of everlasting victory to Saigon." Two years later, those prophetic words materialized as the South was completely liberated on April 30, 1975. Fast forward half a century, and Cuba continues to endure a relentless siege and embargo imposed by the United States. Vietnam's Party, State, and People remain steadfastly united in their struggle against these punitive measures on behalf of their brotherly nation, Cuba. They maintain unwavering faith in Cuba's indomitable spirit, as the Caribbean island has long served as a beacon of freedom, peace, and compassion.