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Revisiting the Paris Peace Accords

Update: January, 26/2017 - 09:00
A tractor tills abandoned soil for farming near the McNamara Electric Fence running from Cửa Việt Port to Route No. 9 in Quảng Trị Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Chu Chí Thành
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HÀ NỘI — Signed on January 27, 1973, the Paris Peace Accords were a victory for the Vietnamese people and the international solidarity movement that the country was involved in. It ended the war in Việt Nam, confirming the success of the nation’s resistance.

The agreement, signed between the Government of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam (North Việt Nam), the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Việt Nam, the Republic of Việt Nam (South Việt Nam) and the United States, ended America’s direct military participation in the American War in Việt Nam.

Việt Nam News introduces some photos featuring the signing day in Paris and soldiers welcoming peace in Quảng Trị Province. — VNS

A prisoner (front, in white) tries to escape while being handed over to the Sài Gòn regime under observation of the International Commission of Control and Supervision of the Paris Accords. — VNA/VNS Photo Chu Chí Thành
Prisoners - ex-soldiers of the US-backed Sài Gòn regime - on a boat returning to the South bade farewell to the liberation soldiers. — VNA/VNS Photo Chu Chí Thành
A Hà Nội-born sergeant of the 6th Company, 320th Division of the Southern Liberation Army (left) and a sergeant of the South Việt Nam Marines Division who was a college sophomore of the Literature University in Sài Gòn. The two took the photo together at the Long Quang point, Triệu Phong District, Quảng Trị Province after the Paris Accords was signed. — VNA/VNS Photo Chu Chí Thành
The collapsed Quảng Trị Bridge bombed by America in order to cut roads of the liberation forces. — VNA/VNS Photo Chu Chí Thành
Soldiers of the southern liberation troops and the Sài Gòn administrion regime at Quảng Trị Ancient Citadel Battle meet and talk peacefully for the first time after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. Just days before the signing, the soldiers were enemies. But thanks to the agreement which ended the war in Việt Nam, they can now enjoy peace together. The 81-day Quảng Trị Ancient Citadel Battle from January 28 to September 15, 1972, was reported to be one of the fiercest battles during the Spring Summer 1972 Campaign. The number of US bombs that fell was equivalent to seven of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in 1945. The battle played an important part in pushing the negotiations for the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. — VNA/VNS Photo Chu Chí Thành

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