“Vietnam has a long and precious tradition of peace-loving and great compassion as the Vietnamese believe that people live to practice loving-kindness and people adore others as if they adore themselves. In a letter to the Assembly of Vietnamese people protecting peace, President Ho Chi Minh, a national liberation hero, world cultural celebrity, and founder of the Vietnam Peace Protection Committee (currently Vietnam Peace Committee) told that “Keeping the peace is the common task of the whole people. Every Vietnamese citizen must be an ardent soldier fighting for peace,” told Do Van Chien.
|Do Van Chien gave a welcome speech to the Delegates of the World Peace Council (Photo: Thu Ha).
According to Do Van Chien, the VFF is a political coalition organization, representing the Vietnamese people’s will, aspirations, legitimate rights, and interests. The VFF also performs the functions of carrying out people-to-people diplomacy activities.
Do Van Chien hoped that the agenda of the 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council would be implemented in reality, so that the people of the world in general, and the people of Vietnam, in particular, can live in peace, friendship, cooperation, and development together.
|Do Van Chien presented souvenirs to the World Peace Council leaders (Photo: Thu Ha).
At the meeting, the newly-elected President of the World Peace Council Pallab Sengupta thanked the warm welcome of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Pallab Sengupta told that the Assembly’s agenda was effectively discussed by its participants. Delegates were deeply inspired by the Vietnamese people, and their achievements in the resistance wars to protect the peace.
Leaders of the World Peace Council and the Peace Committees of all countries expressed their respect and affection for President Ho Chi Minh, admiring the traditions and achievements of the heroic Vietnamese country and people, which a symbol of world peace.
|President of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Phuong Nga (7th from right, in purple) took a photo withs female delegates of the WPC (Photo: Thu Ha).
“The Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front plays an important role in promoting national unity in Vietnam. We must work together to make the world a better place,” said Pallab Sengupta.
At the meeting, the delegates exchanged views, gave friendship gifts, and wished the World Peace Council to operate more and more effectively, forming a great strength of the international community to strive for world peace and a prosperous and happy life for people.
Previously, on November 23, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Hanoi leaders also had meetings with delegates.
President Phuc shared that the Party, State, and people of Vietnam always remember the support, strong solidarity, and valuable assistance of international democratic and progressive organizations, including the World Peace Council and its membership organizations, in the struggle for national independence and reunification in the past and in the cause of national construction and defense at present. Vietnam will continue to make active contributions to the Council’s movements as well as to progressive people’s movements around the world for peace, national independence, democracy, and social progress.
Hanoi leaders sent international friends a message about a thousand-year-old Hanoi capital, a city for peace, elegant and talented Hanoi people, and a dynamic Hanoi. The country and the people of Vietnam will always stand side by side and accompany international friends on the path of building lasting peace on earth, laying a solid foundation for sustainable development and prosperity.