The Vietnamese Embassy in Algeria on July 20 held a seminar on the occasion of the 60 th anniversary of the Geneva Agreement which put an end to war and restored peace in Indochina, including Vietnam.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Vu The Hiep recalled the domestic and international context and the negotiation process leading to the signing of the Geneva peace agreement on July 20, 1954.

He pointed to the significance of the agreement to Vietnam’s fight for national liberation, unification and territorial integrity, as well as the national liberation movement in the world.

At the same time, the diplomat emphasized the relevance of lessons learnt from the conference to the national construction, reform and defence at present.

Ambassador Hiep also took the occasion to refute allegations distorting the fact that Vietnam has sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

Speakers at the seminar dwelled on the significance, importance and impacts of the Geneva agreement on peace in Vietnam and Indochina, as well as the leadership role of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the late President Ho Chi Minh in the triumph of Vietnam’s diplomatic sector at that time.-VNA