Vietnam sees peace protection as top priority: top legislator

Vietnam always backs and creates optimal conditions for people’s organisations, including the Vietnam Peace Committee, to engage in activities of world peace movements, stated National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Vietnam considers the protection of peace a top priority, stressed the top legislator at a meeting with leaders of the World Peace Council (WPC) and delegates attending the council’s meeting on November 24 in Hanoi.

As Vietnam experienced wars, the country is deeply aware of the value of peace, she said.

Ngan welcomed the WPC delegates to visit Vietnam in a time when the world has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution. Vietnam has recently held a meeting to mark the event, during which General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam delivered an important speech, she noted.

She affirmed that the people of Vietnam always keep in their mind the support that the WPC and its member organisations and countries have given to Vietnam during the past struggle for national independence and reunification as well as current national construction and development.

Ngan also clarified Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of peace, independence, self-reliance, diversification, multilateralisation and active global integration, adding that the country has worked hard to join the world community’s efforts to secure peace. Recently, the country successfully hosted the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and related meetings with a hope of contributing to the APEC progress and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, she noted.

She also expressed her hope that the WPC will continue uniting forces for peace, solidarity, stability and development of nations, while assisting Vietnam in the current national construction and development.

For her part, WPC President Socorro Gomez highly valued Vietnamese people’s love for peace as well as solidarity with people in the rest of the world for peace and unity in the globe.

She told the host that the WPC meeting in Hanoi gathered delegates from different countries, who share a common objective of peace – a value that President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam devoted his whole life for.
VNA