Party represents the trust and pride of the Vietnamese nation

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An art installation celebrating the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Hanoi
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NDO - Nguyen Thanh Tong, former Vice President of the Association of Vietnamese in France (UGVF), shares his feelings towards the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on the 90th anniversary of its foundation.

Over the past 90 years, the CPV has led the Vietnamese people in the past struggles for national independence and reunification as well as the current cause for national construction and defence. The Party has always been the breath and life of the people. With the people’s endorsement, the Party has led the Vietnamese revolution to victory after victory, making contributions to the international communist and worker movements, for peace and the progress of humanity.

The overseas Vietnamese movement in France has undergone many names as well as ups and downs but it has remained committed to the Party and the Vietnamese nation. Over the past nine decades, the Party has achieved historic milestones, opening a new age for the Vietnamese nation.

Looking back at history, on June 5, 1911, the patriotic young man Nguyen Ai Quoc (President Ho Chi Minh) left Nha Rong Wharf on a ship called Amiral Latouche-Tréville under the name Van Ba in search of a way to liberate the nation from the yoke of the French colonialists.

In 1919, Nguyen Ai Quoc joined the French Socialist Party and established the Group of Patriotic Annamese, the precursor of the UGVF, along with other Vietnamese compatriots. For more than a century, overseas Vietnamese in France have always looked towards the country.

Nguyen Ai Quoc sowed the seed of revolution and patriotism all over the world, especially in France, where he stayed for a long time to prepare for the establishment of the CPV.

From December 25-30, 1920, Nguyen Ai Quoc attended the 18th Congress of the French Socialist Party as a representative of Indochina. On the closing day, December 30, Nguyen Ai Quoc agreed to the establishment of the French Communist Party, becoming one of the founders of the French Communist Party and also the first Vietnamese communist.

Not only are the Vietnamese people, including those in France, proud of the glorious Party and the great Uncle Ho, they also held them as a source of inspiration for the entire nation and the overseas Vietnamese in France to join in the long-running resistance wars against the French colonialists and American imperialists to gain independence and reunify the country.

Today we have a peaceful country with a rapidly growing economy thanks to the Party’s sound leadership and the people’s heroism and indomitability.

Since its establishment, the CPV has always paid heed to the lives of overseas Vietnamese. And, in 2004, the Politburo issued Resolution 36, which considers the Vietnamese community abroad an inseparable part of the Vietnamese nation.

For their part, the overseas Vietnamese in France have always stood together with the nation and looked towards the homeland with enthusiasm and warm feelings.

At the centenary of the UGVF’s foundation, many overseas Vietnamese are returning home to help play a part in national construction through various activities. Whenever natural disasters occur in Vietnam, overseas Vietnamese in France join hands to help their compatriots at home.

They also take part in many projects to support disadvantaged families, build schools and healthcare facilities, provide medical supplies to remote regions, and build bridges and water treatment facilities for areas affected by saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta as well as many other practical scientific projects to help with national construction.