50th anniversary of Paris Peace Accords celebrated in Ha Noi
VGP - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Viet Nam (Paris Peace Accords).
The event drew the attendance of standing member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat Vo Van Thuong, Permanent Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man, Head of the Commission for Popularization and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia and Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.
Madam Nguyen Thi Binh, former Vice President of Viet Nam, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Head of the Negotiation Delegation of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam at the Paris Peace Conference also joined the event.
In his remarks, Foreign Minister Bui said that the Paris Agreement, signed on January 27, 1973, was a turning point in the cause of national reunification, and affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always keep in mind the valuable support of international friends in the hardest time of the struggle.
The Paris Peace Accord was a great political and diplomatic victory for the Vietnamese people, a historic turning point in the resistance war against the U.S. for the national independence of Viet Nam, leading to the South's liberation and the reunification of the country.
Madam Nguyen Thi Binh assessed that the signing of the Paris Peace Accord was a victory of the Vietnamese people's military, political and diplomatic resistance. At the same time, it was a victory of the world's movement in support of the Vietnamese people.
The heroic and resilient struggle of the Vietnamese people, received by the biggest international support that world has ever seen, has forced the U.S. government to negotiate and sign the Paris Peace Accord on ending the war and restoring peace in Viet Nam.
Earlier, the Vietnamese Embassy in France in coordination with Verrières-le-Buisson city on the outskirts of Paris organised an event on January 14 to celebrate the signing of the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Viet Nam.
The nine-chapter, 23-article agreement was finally signed on January 27, 1973, after nearly five years of negotiations, with 201 public meetings, 45 high-level private meetings, 24 secret meetings, 500 press conferences, and 1,000 interviews, along with hundreds of demonstrations by international friends from all over the world against the war and in support of the Vietnamese people’s struggle for national independence./.