Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hong Son (Source: VNA) 
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi municipal People’s Committee held a meeting in Hanoi on November 23 with an international delegation attending the Congress of the World Peace Council (WPC) Executive Committee. 

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hong Son said as a WPC member, Vietnam supports peace movements in developing countries by holding seminars, collecting signatures and launching running and walking competitions to raise public awareness of the struggle for peace.

President of the Portugese Council for Peace and Cooperation Ilda Figuereido, also a member of the WPC Executive Committee, expressed her belief that Vietnam will further contribute to the peace movement of the world people and the WPC in particular.

The WPC was founded at the World Congress of Partisans for Peace in Paris, France in April 1949, gathering representatives from political parties, peace committees and organisations from around the world.

Since its establishment, the WPC has supported Vietnam, particularly during the fight for national independence. It has also organised activities to help Vietnamese Agent Orange/dioxin victims seek justice.

In 2010, the WPC issued a resolution designating August 10 as Day in Support of Vietnamese AO victims.-VNA