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  • April 08, 1965

    The Four-Point Position of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Regarding a Political Solution of the Vietnam Question

    Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Van Dong's report at the Congress of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam clarifies the DRV's 4-point position toward a political solution of the Vietnam question in the spirit of the Geneva Accords: The US had to withdraw all military personnel and destroy their bases in Vietnam. Before a peaceful reunification, the North and the South refrained from having military alliance with other countries and foreign armies and bases in their territories. South Vietnam's internal matters would be dealt with without foreign intervention and the reunification issue would be discussed between the Vietnamese.

  • July 17, 1966

    Ho Chi Minh's Appeal to the Vietnamese Nation to Fight Against the Americans

    Ho Chi Minh discussed the American military escalation: The deployment of troops in South Vietnam, the use of chemical poisons and napalm, the bombing of the North, etc. He said that the only way peace can be achieved is by the US pulling out from Vietnam and accepting the DRV's 4 points and the NLF's 5 points. Ho Chi Minh then called on the Vietnamese nation to keep on fighting until victory.

  • November 03, 1968

    The National Liberation Front's Five-Point Political Solution to the South Vietnam Question

    Excerpt from a declaration of the National Liberation Front on a political settlement of the South Vietnam question: The US had to withdraw from Vietnam and destroy their military bases in South Vietnam. South Vietnam's internal matters would be dealt with by the South Vietnamese and the reunification of Vietnam would be decided by the Vietnamese without foreign intervention. There would be a general election in South Vietnam. The new government in South Vietnam would adopt a neutral foreign policy: No military alliance, having cordial relation with all countries, establishing good neighbor relations with Cambodia and Laos.

  • May 08, 1969

    The Complete Ten-Point Solution of the National Liberation Front Regarding a Political Solution to the South Vietnam Question

    Announcement of the National Liberation Front's delegate at the 16th session of the Paris Conference: The Americans had to unconditionally withdraw their amy, military personnel, weapons, etc. and destroy their bases in Vietnam. The South Vietnamese would choose their political system through a general election without foreign intervention. In the meantime, a provisional government including members of all political groups would be formed. The North and the South would then reestablish normal relations and negotiate reunification peacefully without foreign intervention. Both would refrain from having military alliances and foreign military presence in their territories. The North and the South would discuss the release of POWs. The Americans would have to bear all responsibilities for the damage incurred in Vietnam during the war.

  • June 10, 1969

    The Action Agenda of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

    The Twelve-Point Action Agenda of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam. The points include continuing the war against the Americans and forcing the US to withdraw from Vietnam, eliminating the government of South Vietnam, creating an inclusive provisional government with the participation of other political groups, guaranteeing human rights and equality, improving workers' lives, guaranteeing the rights of students, intellectuals, businesses, increasing production, improving cultural life and education, granting amnesty for people working for the former regime, alleviating the consequences of war, reestablishing normal relations with the North, negotiating reunification peacefully, establishing diplomatic relations with all countries, refraining from having military alliances, supporting the independence movement in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • September 17, 1970

    Eight Points of Clarification to the Ten-point Solution of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

    Eight points of clarification put forward by the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam in the 84th session of the Paris Conference: The US had to withdraw unconditionally from Vietnam. If the US withdew by June 30, 1971, the revolutionary forces would not attack American and Allies' forces and negotiations on guaranteeing safety for the withdrawing forces and the release of POWs would be commenced immediately. The Provisional Revolutionary Government would talk to a new government without Thieu-Ky-Khiem (the three leaders of the government of South Vietnam) about a political solution in South Vietnam. The people of South Vietnam would choose their political regime through a general election without foreign intervention. The South and the North would then reestablish normal relations and negotiate reunification peacefully.

  • June 26, 1971

    Nine Points from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Regarding a Political Solution in Vietnam

    Statement put forward by the DRV in a private meeting with American representatives: The US had to pull out completely from South Vietnam and other Indochinese countries by the end of 1971. The release of POWs and civilians captured during the war would be implemented simultaneously. The Americans had to stop supporting Thieu-Ky-Khiem (the three leaders of the government of South Vietnam), bear all responsibilities and pay compensation for all damages incurred in Vietnam. The US had to respect the 1954 Geneva Accords on Indochina and the 1965 Geneva Accords on Laos and stop all intervention in Indochina.

  • July 01, 1971

    A Seven-Point Declaration of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam

    Statement by the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam at the 119th session of the Paris Conference: The US had to set a specific date for troop withdrawal from Vietnam. If the US planned to finish complete withdrawal within 1971, troop withdrawal and the release of POWs would be started and ended on the same dates. The Americans had to stop supporting the Thieu administration. A new government would be formed which supported peace, independence, neutrality and democracy. The Provisional Revolutionary Government would talk to this new government about creating a National Conciliatory Government to carry out a general election. The North and the South would then peacefully negotiate reunification. South Vietnam would be neutral and establish relations with all countries. The US would bear all responsibilities for damages incurred in Vietnam.

  • January 25, 1972

    A Ten-Point Policy of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam Toward Soldiers and Personnel in the Government of South Vietnam

    The Provisional Revolutionary Government outlined its policy toward soldiers and personnel in the government of South Vietnam. To counter the Vietnamization policy, the Provisional Revolutionary Government urged people enlisted in the army, police, security, administration, etc. to abandon their posts or cooperate with the revolutionaries and promised to grant them amnesty.

  • February 02, 1972

    Clarification of Two Pivotal Points in the Seven-Point Declaration of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

    The Provisional Revolutionary Government's clarified two points in the Seven-point Declaration: First, the US had to set a definite date to withdraw unconditionally all of their forces in South Vietnam. That would also be the date when all POWs and detained civilians (including the captured American pilots in North Vietnam) would be released. Second, Nguyen Van THieu (President of South Vietnam) had to step down immediately. The government of South Vietnam had to stop the pacification policy, disband the concentration camps, release people detained for political reasons, etc.

  • April 25, 1973

    A Six-Point Proposal of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam on the Implementation of the Paris Accords and the Preparation for an Agreement on Internal Issues of South Vietnam

    Proposal by the Provisional Revolutionary Government at the 8th session of the Conference between two sides in South Vietnam: Ceasing all confrontation, releasing all civilian officials detained by both sides, guaranteeing the freedom and democratic rights of the South Vietnamese people, establishing a National Conciliatory Council, implementing a general election, and reducing both sides' armed forces.

  • February 17, 1979

    Statement of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the Chinese Invasion of Vietnam

    The Vietnamese government denounced the Chinese invasion on February 17, 1979.

  • March 20, 1980

    Memorandum by the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry on the Chinese-Vietnamese Negotiations

    The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry accused China of uncooperative attitude in negotiation on the Chinese-Vietnamese war. They regarded China's eight-point solution as an attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Cambodia and Laos rather than on the immediate issue of Chinese-Vietnamese relations. Vietnam put forward its own three-point solution and asked China to join them in a serious new round of negotiation.

  • July 18, 1980

    Statement of the Conference of Foreign Ministers between Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

    The Foreign Ministers of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam accused Thailand of deliberately complicating the situation in its border areas with Cambodia and Laos. They criticized Bangkok of joining the US in collaborating with China against the Indochinese peoples and labelled this a grand plan of China aimed at expanding its influence and territory into Southeast Asia. The Ministers called for the negotiation and signing of non-aggression treaties between the Indochinese countries and Thailand as well as the other nations in Southeast Asia, cooperation in the issues of refugees and humanitarian relief, etc. They also warned Thailand against supporting the Pol Pot forces, violating Cambodia's sovereignty, inciting riots in Laos and denounced the Chinese invasion of Vietnam.