Delegates visit house of late NLF President Nguyen Huu Tho (Source: VNA)
Tay Ninh (VNA) – A ceremony celebrating the 55th anniversary of the National Liberation Front for South Vietnam (NLF) (December 20) was held in the southern province of Tay Ninh on December 18.

Addressing the event, Vice President of the Vietnam National Fatherland Front Central Committee Le Ba Trinh recalled that after the Geneva Agreement was signed in 1954, Vietnam was temporarily divided into two regions.

The NLF was founded in Tay Ninh province on December 20, 1960 to lead the patriotic movement for national liberation and re-unification of people of all social strata.

The Front led the armed forces and people of the south from victory to victory, defeating the US’s war strategies and leading to the General Uprising 1968, forcing the US to sign the Paris Agreement that marked the end of war in Vietnam.

In coordination with the Alliance of the National Democratic and Peace Forces of Vietnam established in 1968, the NLF organized a National People’s Congress in the South in June 1969 to form a provisional revolutionary government of the Republic of South Vietnam and a Government Advisory Council.

After the liberation of the south and national reunification, the NLF merged with the Vietnam Fatherland Front in the north and the Alliance of the National Democratic and Peace Forces of Vietnam into the current Vietnam Fatherland Front.-VNA