South Vietnam's first Ambassador to Liberia stressed that his government would do its utmost to implement the treaty, signed in Paris in January, to restore peace in Vietnam.
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Background: South Vietnam's first Ambassador to Liberia stressed that his government would do its utmost to implement the treaty, signed in Paris in January, to restore peace in Vietnam. The statement was made in a speech on Tuesday (October 2) in Monrovia, as the Ambassador presented his credentials to President William Tolbert.
The Ambassador, Dang Ngoc Tran, also expressed his country's gratitude for Liberia's support at last year's non-aligned nations conference in Georgetown against the admission of the Vietcong to the conference. Mr Tran added that "communist aggressors" had not abandoned their desires to expand by force and aggression. He felt that the Vietnamese should make every effort to preserve their independence and right to live under the government of their choice.
In his reply, President Tolbert repeated the liberian Government's support of all people to determine their own future without outside interferences. He welcomed the Paris Agreement, adding he was pleased to learn of the South Vietnamese Government's desire to implement it.
At the end of his speech, President Tolbert noted that an easing of international tension would lead to a healthier climate for international co-operation and economic development, and lead to peace and security in the world.
SYNOPSIS: Dang Ngoc Tran became South Vietnam's first Ambassador to Liberia on Tuesday.
At a ceremony in the Executive Mansion in Monrovia, Mr Tran presented his credentials to President Tolbert.
In a speech during the ceremony, the Ambassador said his country would do its utmost to implement the terms of the Paris Agreement reached in January. The agreement officially ended hostilities in vietnam. Negotiations on permanent peace terms continue.
Mr Tran also thanked the Liberian Government for its support t last year's Non-aligned nation's conference in Georgetown against the admission of the Viet Cong to the conference.
In reply, president Tolbert stressed his government's support for the right of all people to freedom and self-determination, without interference from outside forces.
President Tolbert said he welcomed the Paris Agreement, and was pleased to hear that the South Vietnamese Government would be doing everything within its power to implement it. The President added that an easing of international tensions would make world peace and security easier to achieve.