Participants in the opening ceremony for the Vietnamese pavilion at the Fête de l'Humanité pose for a photo (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Paris (VNA) – The Nhan dan (People’s) newspaper is taking part in the 83rd Fête de l'Humanité, an annual festival of French newspaper L’Humanité, which opened in the suburbs of Paris on September 14.

Among those present at the opening ceremony for the Vietnamese pavilion included Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Thiep, Lao Ambassador to France Yong Chanthalangsy, and Politburo member and permanent member of the French Communist Party (PCF)’s Secretariat Denis Rondepierre.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Nhan dan newspaper Le Quoc Khanh said it is an honour for his newspaper to continue participating in the festival.

He stressed that this is a chance to enhance the traditional relationship between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the PCF, as well as between the two newspapers. It is also an occasion to re-affirm the faithful solidarity between the Vietnamese communists and people, and their French counterparts.

For his part, Rondepierre reiterated that the CPV and the PCF have maintained close-knit relations for many years. Particularly, during a visit to France last March, CPV General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met with PCF General Secretary Pierre Laurent, and they agreed on many measures to enhance cooperation.

The Fête de l'Humanité is considered a festival of the communist and left-wing movements across France and around the world, attracting the participation of tens of communist and left-wing parties from many countries. 

It is not only an important political event of France but also a festival of French people, especially the youth, as it provides a platform for participants to introduce their countries’ culture, tourism and cuisine.-VNA