Paris Peace Accords Square established in French city

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Vietnam's former vice president Nguyen Thi Binh speaking at a ceremony naming a square in the French city near Paris after the Paris Peace Accords, which led to end of the Vietnam War.

A ceremony was held to inaugurate a square named after the Paris Peace Accords on March 23 in Choisy-Le-Roi, a suburb of Paris, to honor the historic agreement which led to the end of the Vietnam War, news website Vietnamplus reported Monday.

The event, organized by city authorities of Choisy-Le-Roi and the Vietnamese Embassy in France, was part of a week-long celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, which ended direct US military involvement in Vietnam.

Nguyen Thi Binh, Vietnam's former vice president who signed the 1973 peace agreement, Vietnam's Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung, mayor and deputy mayor of Choisy-Le-Roi, Daniel Davisse and Jean-Joel Lemarchand, as well as other local French leaders all took part in the ceremony.

Paris Peace Accords Square has a view of the Seine River and features an iron-pillar sculpture designed by French artist Dominique Miscault. The sculpture symbolizes peace and the friendship between Hanoi and Choisy-Le-Roi as well as Vietnam and France.

Speaking at the event, former Vice President Binh highlighted the significance of the Paris Accords and praised the contribution of Choisy-le-Roi to Vietnam's historical struggle for peace.

Ambassador Dung and Mayor Davisse pledged to further promote the friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and France in general and Vietnam and Choisy-le-Roi in particular. 

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