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Foreign Minister highlights significance of Geneva Accords

VGP - The signing of the Geneva Accords was not only a historical milestone for the nation but also held significance for the era, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son.

Posts Kim Anh

April 22, 2024 10:08 PM GMT+7
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son

In a recent interview granted to the press on the occasion, Foreign Minister Bui recalled that on July 21, 1954, the Geneva Accords were signed after 75 days of intense and complex negotiations.

The accords marked the first time in the nation's history that the fundamental national rights of Viet Nam – independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity – had been affirmed in an international agreement, recognised and respected by the countries participating in the Geneva Conference. 

The signing of the accords came as a result of the resilient struggle by the people under the leadership of the Party throughout the long resistance against colonialism, culminating in the glorious victory of Dien Bien Phu.

The accords completely ended the colonial domination of the old imperialism that had lasted nearly 100 years in the country, ushering in a new chapter in the cause of national liberation and reunification.

It marked the establishment of socialism in the north and the launch of the democratic national revolution in the south, aiming to fully realize the goal of national independence and reunification.

The Minister described the accords as the first international agreement negotiated, signed and enforced by Viet Nam.

It not only affirmed Viet Nam's independent and sovereign status on the international stage but also represented a significant milestone in the development of Viet Nam's revolutionary diplomacy.

It also left valuable lessons and contributed to the cultivation of numerous outstanding diplomats in the Ho Chi Minh era.

He further said that in the overall cause of national liberation and reunification, and specifically in the negotiations, signing, and implementation of the Geneva Accords, Viet Nam consistently received significant and invaluable support, both materially and spiritually, from international friends, primarily from Laos, Cambodia, socialist countries, and peace-loving people worldwide.

In the process of renewal and following the Party's sound foreign policy, Viet Nam continues to garner invaluable support and cooperation from the international community on the basis of equality and mutually beneficial cooperation, said Bui.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State, and people always highly value and keep in mind the support and assistance from international friends, he said, adding that within its ability, Viet Nam always supports and makes active and responsible contributions to the collective efforts of the international community for peace, independence, democracy, and progress worldwide./.

*Special events

Many activities have been held across the country to mark the Dien Bien Phu victory (May 7, 1954 – May 7, 2024).

To mark Viet Nam’s 70th Anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, Viet Nam Airlines will operate three daily flights from Ha Noi to Dien Bien from May 3-8, 2024.

The highlight of the celebrations will be a large military parade on May 7, 2024 in Dien Bien Phu city. Over 12,000 personnel, including the army, air force, and peacekeeping forces, will participate. The parade will feature tanks, military vehicles, and fighter jet flyovers.

A grand musical program will take place on May 6 in Dien Bien Phu City. Nearly 1000 professional and local artists will join the performance, commemorating the victory through music and dance.

Other commemorative activities, such as exhibitions and educational programs, will be held throughout Viet Nam to remember the significance of the Dien Bien Phu Victory./.