German paper spotlights Vietnam’s development attainments

Neues Deutschland, a German newspaper, ran an article on Vietnam’s achievements in national protection and development in its special issue for April 23 – 24 on the paper’s 70th founding anniversary.

Nhat Tan Bridge spans the Red River in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

The article, written by Detlef Pries, recalls an important event in Vietnam seven decades ago – the first National Assembly election of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

The election in 1946, one year after President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam, was of signifcance to Vietnam as well as national liberation movements throughout the world.

After the South of Vietnam was liberated on April 30, 1975, Vietnam encountered new difficulties, including the consequences of war, US trade embargoes and risks of conflicts along borders, the story said.

It adds that the “Doi moi” (reform) policy launched by the Communist Party of Vietnam in 1986 resulted in enormous achievements such as millions of people escaping from poverty and the country integrating into the world.

Those accomplishments were greatly influenced by President Ho Chi Minh, who laid the foundations for modern Vietnam, Detlef Pries writes

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