24/09/2017 12:17 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

50th anniversary of VN-US historical meeting in Bratislava marked

Hanoi, September 23 (VNA) – The Vietnam-US Society (VUS) under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations held a seminar in Hanoi on September 22 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-US historical gathering in Bratislava city of Czechoslovakia (now the Republic of Slovakia) (1967-2017).

Attending the event were former Vice President and former Foreign Minister of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Southern Vietnam Nguyen Thi Binh, former Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh, and artist George Burchett, son of well-known journalist Wilfred Burchett who has devoted much of his life to Vietnam.

In his opening remark, VUS President Nguyen Tam Chien said the Bratislava meeting in September 1967 was regarded as a factor fostering the formation of the front of Americans supporting the Vietnamese people’s resistance war for independence.

It showed that the solidarity and support of progressive classes in the American society and the world people for Vietnam made a significant contribution to the glorious victory of the country in the war, he said.

Former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh said that the gathering affirmed the acknowledgement and respect of US people’s organisations for the vital role of the National Liberation Front for Southern Vietnam in efforts to end war and restore peace in Vietnam.

The Bratislava meeting drew representatives from anti-war and pro-peace people’s organisations in the US and people’s organisations from both northern and southern regions of Vietnam.

The 41-strong US delegation was headed by Delinger, Renis David and Tom Hayden while the delegation from North Vietnam was led by Nguyen Minh Vy, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Training, and Nguyen Thi Binh, Vice President of the Vietnam Women’s Union of the National Liberation Front for Southern Vietnam, took the South Vietnam delegation.