Vietnam is a country with 54 ethnic groups, most of whom live in remote, mountainous areas near Vietnam’s northern and western border. The Vietnamese Party and State consider resolving ethnic issues a key to social consensus and great national solidarity creation.
To mark the 87th anniversary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front on November 18, VOV editor has this report.
Vietnam’s view on national solidarity
Immediately after its establishment on February 3, 1930, the Communist Party of Vietnam adopted a policy of uniting patriotic forces and social classes to liberate the nation from colonial oppression.
On November 18, 1930, the Vietnam National United Front, now the Vietnam Fatherland Front, was established. Embracing the idea of promoting the people’s mastery, the Vietnamese Party and State have worked to consolidate the great national solidarity for national liberation, unification, and construction.
In the current course of national development, national unity means the widespread cooperation of social classes, ethnic people, religious groups, and Vietnamese communities inside and outside Vietnam on the basis of shared fundamental interests and national independence combined with socialism to achieve the goal of a wealthy people, and a strong, fair, democratic, and civilized society.
Article 9 of the Constitution defines the Vietnam Fatherland Front as a political alliance organization, a voluntary federation of political organizations, social-political organizations, social organizations, and outstanding individuals representing the various social classes, strata, ethnic groups, religions, and overseas Vietnamese.
The Front is a political platform for the people' administration expressing the people's will and aspirations, gathering the great national unity, practising democracy, promoting social consensus and oversight, contributing to building the Party and State, and conducting people diplomacy for national construction and defense.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front has helped the State to improve the people’s living standards through movements and programs such as poverty reduction, paying debts of gratitude, and helping victims of natural disasters.
National unity policy during integration process
During the current globalization process, the Vietnamese Party and State have incorporated religion into ethnicity policy. Respecting freedom of religion and belief helps bridge divisions and eliminate discrimination against ethnic groups.
Every year, senior leaders pay visits to residential areas to observe Great National Solidarity Day. They hold dialogues with the people, listen to their aspirations, and addressed their concerns.
People’s petitions and complaints are settled. Provocations by hostile forces and attempts to sabotage national unity and divide the Party from the people are dealt with.
Vietnamese leaders understand that only through solidarity, can national reform and development be successful.VOV