Exhibition on Paris Peace Accords opens in HCM City

Update: August, 31/2018 - 20:17
A group of photos of the signing ceremony of the Paris Peace Accords on January 27, 1973. VNS Photo by Phương Mai
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — An exhibition titled “Hiệp Định Paris về Việt Nam – Cánh Cửa Đến Hòa Bình” (Paris Peace Accords – A Door to Peace) opened at the HCM City War Remnants yesterday.

The exhibition was co-organised by the National Archives Centre No 2 and the museum to mark the 73rd anniversary of National Day on September 2 and the 45th anniversary of the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Việt Nam (also known as the Paris Peace Accords).

The exhibition showcases 120 classified documents, photos and books, introducing the negotiating and signing procedures of the Paris Peace Accords, the implementation of the agreement in Việt Nam, and its impact on the country’s struggle for independence.

Vũ Văn Tâm, director of the National Archives Centre No 2, said: “The exhibition gives the public an insight into the Paris Peace Accords, and introduces the long-term comprehensive struggle of the Vietnamese people to seek peace, independence and freedom for the country.”


Visitors can see the exhibition “Hiệp Định Paris về Việt Nam – Cánh Cửa Đến Hòa Bình” (Paris Peace Accords – A Door to Peace) at the HCM City War Remnants Museum. VNS Photo by Phương Mai

The Paris Peace Accords were officially signed between the four governments of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam, the National Front for the Liberation of South Việt Nam, the Republic of Việt Nam and the US on January 27, 1973 in Paris.

The agreement was the result of a long negotiation that lasted for nearly five years (from May 13, 1968 to January 27, 1973) with more than 200 public sessions, 24 private meetings, 500 press conferences and 1,000 interviews.

Under the agreement, the US recognised Việt Nam’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and withdrew all US and allied troops out of southern Việt Nam.

The agreement created the prerequisite for Việt Nam’s great victory in Spring 1975 that liberated the country.

The exhibition is open until February 28 at the War Remnants Museum at 28 Võ Văn Tần Street in District 3. — VNS