"Hanoi VNA International Service in English." August 31, 1967.
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Hanoi VNA International Service in English
B311653 Hanoi VNA International Service in English 1633 GMT 31 Aug 67 B
(Text) Hanoi, 31 ThreeOne August—Premier Pham Van Dong has received Stokely
Carmichael, leader of the movement of black people in the United States, now on a
friendship visit to Vietnam. Also present to receive the guest were Xuan Thuy,
member of the Vietnam Workers Party Central Committee and member of the Presidium
of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and Ton Quang Phiet, President
of the Vietnam Asian-African Solidarity Committee.
The reception took place in an atmosphere of warm solidarity and friendship.
After hearing Carmichael speak about the movement of black people in the United States
against brutal racial discrimination by the U.S. ruling circles, Premier Pham Van Dong said:
The Vietnamese people deeply sympathize with the suffering of black people in the
United States and regard black people in the United States as their brothers and close
comrades in arms in the struggle against the common enemy, U.S. imperialism.
The Vietnamese people sincerely thank black people in the United States for the warm
support they give to the Vietnamese people's cause of resistance to the U.S. aggressors
and of national salvation, and rejoice to see that this valuable support is developing
with every passing day among black servicemen in the U.S. Army.
The Vietnamese people fully approve and firmly support the just struggle of black
people in the United States who under the leadership of their own leaders are thoroughly
opposing the policy of racial discrimination which is made a state policy and practiced
in a most odious and cruel manner by the U.S. ruling circles. Since this struggle is
aimed at winning the legitimate rights and responding to the deep aspirations of black
people in the United States, it has the power to stimulate the spirit of close solidarity
and staunch fighting spirit of black people and is bound to develop broadly quickly and
become an invincible strength.
The Vietnamese people firmly believe that the just struggle of black people in the United
States, which is enjoying the sympathy and vigorous support of the African peoples as well
as the people of other countries in the world, a surely tide over all difficulties and
hardships, and win glorious victory. 311633 Peterson NG 31/1715Z AUG BT