PSNews – A number of declassified documents related to the 1973 Paris Peace Accords, stored by the United States National Archives, will be soon introduced to the public for the first time in Vietnam on July 12.
A nine-day exhibition, named “Paris Peace Talks- Road to Peace”, will take place in Hanoi from July 12 to mark the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam (1973-2018) and 23 anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam (1975-2018).
|Declassified document of 1973 Paris Peace Accords to be introduced to public.
The event will be held by the State Archives and Records Department, Ministry of Home Affairs of Vietnam, in collaboration with the United States National Archives.
The exhibition will consist of three themes: Road to the Paris Peace Talks; Paris Peace Talks - Historic Diplomatic Negotiations; Implementation of the Paris Peace Accords
On display are 120 documents, artifacts, and images vividly featuring the process of negotiations and signing of the Paris Peace Accords, the implementation of the Paris Peace Accords and the implications of the Paris Peace Accords on the struggle for independence, peace, and unification of Vietnam.
The exhibits have been selected from the National Archive Center of the State Archives and Records Department, the Archives Bureau of the Central Party Committee’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Museum of Vietnam and the United States National Archives.
In particular, the exhibition will showcase some documents relating to the Paris Peace Accords that have been declassified by the United States National Archives.
The event is expected to help historians, diplomats and public have a more comprehensive view and more understanding of the historical significance of the 1973 Paris Peace Accords, as well as remind the public of the heroic history of the nation.
By Phung Nguyen
|According to theVOV, the 1973 Paris Peace Accords was signed in Paris by the governments of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Vietnam Southern Liberation Front (later became the provisional revolutionary government of the Republic of Southern Vietnam), the US and the Republic of Vietnam. The agreement was the outcome of a long negotiation that lasted for 4 years, 8 months, and 14 days with more than 200 public sessions and 24 private meetings.
The Paris Peace Accords on ending the war and restoring peace to Vietnam signed on January 27, 45 years ago was a Vietnamese people’s historic victory in the anti-US national struggle. Under the agreement, the US recognized Vietnam’s independence, sovereignty, unification and territorial integrity and withdrew all US and ally troops out of southern Vietnam. This agreement created a prerequisite for Vietnam’s great victory in Spring 1975 that totally liberated the country.