VUFO President: World Peace Council’s 22nd Assembly a Success
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|The President presents gifts to the delegates. Photo: Thu Ha|
Nguyen Phuong Nga, president of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) said the following in regards to Hanoi and the World Peace Council;
The 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC) and the Hanoi Peace Conference were successful. The Assembly has created a new milestone in the more than 70-year history of the establishment and development of the World Peace Council.
This is the first time the Congress has been held in Vietnam, with the participation of nearly 100 delegates from nearly 50 countries. They are representatives of the World Peace Council, representatives of organizations associated with the WPC, such as: World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL). They represent the progressive and peace-loving forces in the world.
Delegates at the event agreed to adopt a political statement, which shows determination and efforts to strengthen solidarity.
The statement also helps bring together the peace-loving, progressive forces in the world to continue to fight for peace, justice, social justice and sustainable development.
These messages are widespread and have great significance in the current period, especially when the world is facing the threat of war, non-traditional security challenges and environmental degradation.
The event also shows the strong determination of peace forces to fight for sustainable development, promote efforts to protect the planet, and build a future for future generations.
We are living in the festival of international solidarity for Vietnam. Speeches at the Hanoi Peace Conference approving the great support of people in the world for the just cause of the Vietnamese people.
The Vietnamese aim for independence and freedom, socialism, efforts to build a prosperous Vietnam, and the path of socialist development.
|“The delegates were moved to be reputable by the leaders of the Party and State. President Nguyen Xuan Phuc spent a lot of time talking with the delegates. Comrade Tran Thanh Man, vice chairman of the National Assembly (NA) attended and delivered the opening speech. Comrade Do Van Chien, secretary of the Party Central Committee, president of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) also exchanged views with the delegates,” said President Nguyen Phuong Nga.|
The 22nd assembly is also an opportunity for us to realize the admiration of international friends for President Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese leader and the Vietnamese people, and for the great achievements achieved in building and developing the country.
The success of the event also shows the strong support of the progressive people in the world for the cause of building socialism, defending the Fatherland of the Vietnamese people, and the direction of the Communist Party of Vietnam in national construction and development.
|Awarding Ceremony of the Friendship Orders to the World Peace Council. Photo: Thu Ha|
Vietnam's cooperation with the World Peace Council has created a sincere, and open atmosphere for the delegates to share their thoughts and proposals.
This is also a valuable opportunity for the delegates to understand more about the country and people of Vietnam. In my opinion, this event has left them a good impression on Vietnam and the capital Hanoi. This is also a good opportunity to promote Vietnam to the world.
How did the assembly show Vietnam's gratitude to international friends during the years of resistance as well as promoting justice for Agent Orange victims?
The fight for justice for the victims of Agent Orange is also an important content reflected in the statements of the delegates, and in the political statement of the World Peace Council .
The strong message is that 22nd Assembly and the World Peace Council Vietnam's stance in support Agent Orange victims. They will continue their efforts, working with Agent Orange victims in Vietnam to demand justice for the victims and support them.
|Nguyen Phuong Nga, president of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO). Photo: Thu Ha|
Visiting Vietnam to attend the assembly, international friends have also witnessed many changes. The country of Vietnam today is a country of peace, independence, freedom, prosperity and happiness.
I think that the development and achievements of Vietnam in nation building and the happy life of the Vietnamese people are the most precious thanks to the people. Your efforts have contributed to the achievements of Vietnam today.
What message did the 22nd assembly give and how will Vietnam contribute to the world peace movement?
The message of the assembly is to call for an end to wars, to resolve all conflicts by peaceful means, to combat the arms race.
The assembly calls for efforts to develop, to solve the problems that the whole world is facing, to put its resources to serve sustainable development, fight poverty, and injustice.
|Delegates visited President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house and fed the fish. Photo: H. RED|
Vietnam is one of the founding members of the World Peace Council. Vietnam is also a who has been trusted by the members of the Council to be member to the Board of Directors for many past terms. We will continue to promote our role, being active and responsible to contribute to the common work of the Council.
These work includes strengthening consensus and solidarity within the member organizations of the Council, as well as in cooperation between the Council and progressive peace organizations around the world. All these efforts are aimed at realizing the common goal, which is to fight for peace, for sustainable development, and against oppression.
|Delegates visited the President Ho Chi Minh relic. Photo: HD|
In addition to the national program, the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations and the Vietnam Peace Committee also continue to organize activities in response to the call of the World Peace Council, contributing Vietnam's initiatives into these joint efforts.
Vietnam will also continue efforts to resolve all conflicts by peaceful means, increase people's awareness of the importance of peace and participate in sustainable development.
Vietnam wants people to have more knowledge about law and peace. From there, each citizen is a messenger of peace and contributes to building a peaceful and happy life.
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