UN International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians marked in Hanoi

Thursday, 2017-12-07 21:11:51
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Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama speaking at the event (Photo: Dinh Truong/ NDO)
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NDO/ VNA – A ceremony marking the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was held in Hanoi on December 7.

Co-organised by the Union of Friendship Organisations of Hanoi, the Palestinian Embassy in Vietnam, the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity with Palestinian People, and the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association, the event aimed to enhance the solidarity and friendship between the Vietnam people and the Palestinians.

A congratulatory letter written by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang was read at the ceremony, affirming Vietnam’s consistent support to the Palestinian people’s righteous cause in their struggle for fundamental national rights.

Meanwhile the congratulatory message from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres read at the event expressed the UN chief’s belief that the two-state solution recognised by the UN General Assembly’s Resolution 181 is the only premise for a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.

Speaking at the event, Venezuelan Ambassador to Vietnam Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, head of the diplomatic corps, reaffirmed the Venezuelan people’s solidarity with the Palestinians.

For his part, Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their consistent support to Palestine.

He stressed that Vietnam’s victories not only provide valuable lessons but also added strength and encouragement to the Palestinian people as they pursue their struggle for independence and freedom.

On the occasion, a documentary entitled “This is Palestine” was screened, helping the audience to gain a better understanding about Palestine.