March 27, 1965
Resolution of the Party Central Committee on the Immediate Situation and Urgent Responsibilities
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Resolution of the 11 Plenum (Special Session) of the Party Central Committee (Third Congress) On the Immediate Situation and Urgent Responsibilities, 25-27 March 1965
Fifth: Intensify our diplomatic struggle operations and adapt them to the new situation. On the basis of the implementation of our resolve to defeat the enemy in South Vietnam, to protect North Vietnam, and to repel the enemy plan to widen the war, our diplomatic struggle must be directed at achieving the following requirements:
For South Vietnam:
Show clearly that the policies and actions of the American imperialists are in fact aggression, and that the South Vietnamese government is merely the lackey of the American imperialists.
Show clearly that it is the American imperialists and their lackeys who have sabotaged the 1954 Geneva Agreement.
Show clearly that the patriotic struggle of the people of South Vietnam is a just cause and that the people of South Vietnam must resist the Americans for the sake of our national independence.
Show clearly that the patriotic struggle of the people of South Vietnam is making an enormous contribution to the struggle of the people of the world against American-led imperialism and for the causes of peace, national independence, democracy, and socialism. This is true because the American imperialists are using South Vietnam as a testing ground for their “special warfare” strategy, which is aimed at extinguishing the struggle for liberation by the peoples of all nations, and especially by the peoples of the nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, at carrying out a policy of neo-colonialism, and at preparing for a new world war.
Win increasingly strong and complete sympathy and support from our own camp and from the people of the world for our just struggle in South Vietnam.
For North Vietnam:
Show clearly that the American imperialists have expanded the war into North Vietnam in order to redeem their defeat in their “special war” in South Vietnam, and that the more they expand the war the heavier will be their defeat.
Show clearly that the American imperialists have violated the sovereignty and independence of Vietnam.
Show clearly that the American imperialists have sabotaged the 1954 Geneva Peace Agreement.
Show clearly that North Vietnam and our [socialist] camp are determined to defeat the American imperialist war of aggression to protect our national independence and peace.
Based on the above requirements, and depending on the political attitudes of the government and the people of each individual nation and each individual region, North and South Vietnam need to put forward appropriate requests for assistance and support.
Resolution by the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee on the Vietnam War and the related "diplomatic struggle."
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