PARIS — Raymond Aubrac, a member of the French Communist Party and a close friend of Viet Nam, passed away in the Val de Grace Hospital, aged 97, on April 10.
Born in 1914, Aubrac was one of the founders of the South French Revolution, who fought beside famous French fighter Jean Moulin in the French Unified Resistance.
In Viet Nam, Aubrac is known as a faithful friend who always stood by the Vietnamese people in their fight for national peace, independence and re-unification. He made positive contributions to the renovation cause of Viet Nam as well as to the friendship and cooperation between Viet Nam and France.
Aubrac was a close friend of President Ho Chi Minh, who stayed at Aubrac's house during his three months in France in 1946. Aubrac rendered great assistance to Viet Nam in the signing of the first Viet Nam-France trade agreement in 1955 and other important agreements such as the cease-fire in the war against the US.
Raymond Aubrac's participation in important historic events of Viet Nam has significant meaning, contributing to the country's victory in many aspects. — VNS