Central Highlands Peoples Meet to Reinforce Solidarity

Representatives of different peoples in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong had a gathering in Da Lat City on February 14-15, 2006 to review their solidarity over the past many years.

The meeting, the first of its kind, drew 231 participants, representing a population of 1.2 million people.

Over the past many years, the province’s peoples have joined efforts in Viet Nam’s two resistances against French and American invaders. Recognizing their great contributions, the provincial government has supported them to improve their living conditions and develop business.

Former members of the anti-revolution forces have also been supported to turn to a new life. For example, Mr. Ya Duck, former first deputy prime minister of Fulro (Front Unifie de Lutte des Races Opprimees – one of the anti-revolution forces), has become a vice chairman of the Lam Dong Province Fatherland Front Committee, and has been awarded a level-three Labor Order.

The meeting participants showed their gratitude to the Communist Party of Viet Nam and the Government. The State has paid close attention to preserving the people’s cultural identity, protecting their freedom of religions, and intensifying equality among the peoples.

Participants sign to show their trust in the Party’s leadership (Photo: Van Phong)

The participants signed on a letter to the provincial government to show their trust in the Party’s leadership.

The meeting nominated 66 delegates for a congress of all peoples in the Central Highlands, which will be staged in Gia Lai Province in mid-March 2006.

By Van Phong, translated by Tuong Thuy

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