All Vietnamese people have been asked to help build a prosperous and strong nation with a democratic, fair and civilised society.
HCM CITY —
The appeal was made by a Politburo member, Truong Tan Sang, at a ceremony yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Liberation Front of South Viet Nam.
Sang said the Vietnamese Communist Party and Government wished to pay their high regards and appreciation to the great contributions made by the Front in national salvation and unification.
Sang also thanked the Vietnamese Alliance of National Democratic and Peace Forces and other peace loving forces for their contributions.
"For all Vietnamese citizens, the thousands of years of national construction and development is an invaluable asset," said Sang adding that, "the strength of the Vietnamese nation lies within national solidarity and unity".
He reiterated the Party's strong commitment to be always at the service of the homeland and the people.
Sang called on all Vietnamese people to put aside preconceptions and social status to uphold the national spirit and humanitarian and lenient tradition.
President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, Huynh Dam, said the birth of the Front on December 20, 1960, was an important event ushering a new period for the development of the revolution in South Viet Nam.
Nguyen Thi Binh, Former Vice State President and former Foreign Minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam said the National Liberation Front of South Viet Nam had successfully accomplished all the tasks assigned by the Party and people.
"We're proud of what we did for the nation during the anti-American war which was full of difficulties and hardships - and also heroism," said Binh.
To mark the occasion, the Party and Government presented the Great National Solidarity Medal to 70 former leaders and members of the Front, the Advisory Council and the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam, the Alliance of National Democratic and Peace Forces for their contributions. — VNS