The French Communist Party in coordination with the authorities of Choisy-le-Roi city hosted a ceremony on October 7 to mark the signing of Paris Agreement 40 years ago.

The ceremony began with a one-minute silence in honour of General Vo Nguyen Giap who passed away on October 4.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung hailed the agreement as a historic victory of the Vietnamese people and progressive forces in the world in their fight for world peace and justice. He expressed thanks to the French Communist Party, the Choisy-le-Roi authorities and the French people for their spiritual and material help to Vietnam throughout the agreement negotiation process.

National Secretary of the French Communist Party Pierre Laurent underlined that the photo display and film screenings at the ceremony aimed to convey the message of solidarity among nations, profound humanism and human aspiration for peace.

A documentary by French directors Daniel Roussel and Yann de Sousa on the negotiations of the Paris agreement was screened at the ceremony.

On the occasion, the French Communist Party and Choisy Le Roi authorities hosted a street photo exhibition themed “1968 – 1973, Choisy – city of peace”, showcasing scores of big-sized photos around the party’s headquarters in Colonel Fabien square.

Choisy le Roi, a suburban city 20km to the east of Paris, is where the two negotiation delegations of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Southern Vietnam stayed during the Paris talks from 1968 to 1973.-VNA