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  • October 21, 1954

    Talking Points from Premier Zhou Enlai’s Third Meeting with Nehru

    Zhou Enlai and Nehru discuss Sino-Indian relations, as well as China and India's views toward Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

  • May 18, 1955

    Draft Telegram to Hanoi Soviet Ambassador on Instructions for Meeting with Ho Chi Minh

    Telegram to the Soviet Ambassador in Hanoi with instructions to meet with Ho Chi Minh about discussion between Yudin and Bibrovski. The Ambassador is to discuss the situation in South Vietnam and to ask if assistance is required.

  • May 27, 1955

    Draft Telegram to Hanoi Soviet Ambassador on Instructions for Meeting with Pham Van Dong

    Telegram to Soviet Ambassador in Hanoi instructing to meet with Pham Van Dong and inform him of Soviet position on agreement between Democratic Republic of Vietnam and France against the United States in South Vietnam.

  • May 31, 1956

    Memorandum of Conversation from Premier Zhou Enlai's Reception of Ambassador R.K. Nehru

    Premier Zhou Enlai and Ambassador Nehru discuss the Korean ceasefire, the role of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee, the Sino-American ambassadorial talks, and the situation in Indochina.

  • August 01, 1957

    CDS Report No. 50 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin outlines his discussions with dignitaries on the topics of Vietnamese military training and Japanese economic relations, discusses recent Vietnamese affairs, and reports on the Cambodia and Laos crises.

  • April 14, 1958

    Record of Conversation with DRV Ministry of State Security Official Tkhum

    Tkhum informed Kadymov that the Ministry of State Security held deliberations where the question of Vietnamese unification sparked a debate on whether or not the country could be reunited through peaceful means. Many Southerners employed at Democratic Republic of Vietnam agencies believe that only armed means will achieve results.

  • December 26, 1961

    Soviet Foreign Ministry, Information on the Situation in South Vietnam

    Report details the events and causes of the situation in 1961 in South Vietnam from the struggle after the Geneva Agreements to the government of Ngo Dinh Diem including the United States' involvement and underground revolutionary groups.

  • May 26, 1967

    Letter, US Senator Vance Hartke to UN Secretary-General U Thant

    U.S. Senator Vance Hartke inquires about the pending applications of North Vietnam and South Vietnam and North Korea and South Korea to gain entry into the United Nations, as well as the procedures involved for the dual admission of these divided nations.

  • January 24, 1973

    Party Secretariat Directive No. 200-CT/TW

    The Vietnamese Workers' Party outlines its strategies following the signing of the Paris Peace Accords on January 23, 1975.

  • March 23, 1973

    Cable from Nguyen Thi Binh to the Politburo

    Nguyen Thi Binh sent a cable to the Politburo to report on her meeting with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Vietnam Tran Van Lam, in negotiations for the Paris Agreement.

  • February 25, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on the Struggle to Demand that our Opponents Implement the Paris Agreement

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee sent a cable to the local areas, following the instructions given in Directive 02/CT73 to prepare for the struggle in South Vietnam after the Paris Agreement was signed.

  • March 06, 1973

    Cable from Nguyen Duy Trinh to the Politburo

    Foreign Minister of the DRV Nguyen Duy Trinh sent a cable to the Politburo to report on the meeting of all sides to approve and sign the peace treaty on March 1 and 2.

  • March 09, 1973

    Meeting of the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee to Discuss Policy Guidelines and Struggle Goals of the South Vietnamese Revolution following the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

    Summary from a meeting of the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee held on March 9 and 10, 1973, to discuss the situation in South Vietnam and lay out goals and strategies for the revolution following the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  • March 27, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Lays Out Immediate Missions and A Number of Urgent Tasks After Two Months of Implementing the Paris Agreement

    Two months after the Paris Agreement and ceasefire, COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee issues a directive to address the precarious situation among all sides and lay out guidelines on urgent tasks to be carried out.

  • June 30, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on Stepping up Struggle Activities Demanding that the U.S. and the Puppets Implement our Post-Paris Agreement Proposals

    Upon submitting a Post-Paris Agreement proposal at the negotiating table with the U.S. and the DRV, the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee issues an announcement that requests all levels of command and all branches to launch another struggle phase focusing on three urgent issues: ceasefire; exchange of detained civilian personnel; and guaranteeing the right to freedom and democracy.

  • October 13, 1973

    Resolution of the 21st Plenum of the Party Central Committee, No. 227-NQ/TW (Excerpts)

    Resolution of the 21st Plenum of the Party Central Committee detailing the tasks of strengthening socialism and national defense in North Vietnam while continuing the South Vietnam revolution, ensuring strict enforcement of the Paris Agreement.

  • September 10, 1974

    Comrade Le Duan’s Comments After Listening to Comrade Vo Quang Ho’s Briefing on the Draft Plan (Notes Taken by Comrade Ho)

    Le Duan's comments on the draft plan presented by Vo Quang Ho, laying out plans to liberate South Vietnam in two years 1975-1976.

  • September 20, 1974

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Provides Guidance to Shape the Struggle Movement in South Vietnam’s Cities

    The COSVN seeks to shape protests led by a Catholic priest against corruption in South Vietnam.

  • October 19, 1974

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Provides Guidance for the Political Struggle in the Cities of South Vietnam for the Final Days of 1974

    The COSVN seeks to support the Buddhist and Catholic protest movements in South Vietnam.

  • January 05, 1975

    Leadership of the Ministry of Public Security issues guidance for dealing with reactionaries in South Vietnam

    Comrade Tran Quoc Hoan, Minister of Public Security, presided over a meeting that he had convened to study and implement guidelines on conducting the struggle against reactionaries, in support of the General Offensive and General Uprising in South Vietnam.