October 17, 2019

by Phuoc Buu*

QUANG TRI, Vietnam — The current global situation has produced a strong need for solidarity among people around the world, sparkling a meeting of peace and solidarity activists around the world for discussions on the role of international solidarity for peace, security and sustainabl

Visit the Cemetery Road No. 9 in Quang Tri province – the largest cemetery of the war against Vietnam (in the center from left to right): Mrs Liliane Danso-Dahmen, Director of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia in Vietnam, Mr Gerd Ruediger Stephan, Vice CEO of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin,Mr Heinz Bierbaum, Member of the Party Executive Committee cum Chair of the International Commission – the German Left Party (Die Linke).


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The global scenario remains unstable due to tensions and threats as a consequence of conflicts in the political, economic and social systems in today’s world.

A report by the World Peace Council said the Middle East and North America remained the most tense hotspots in the world due to military intervention by the imperialists. Asia, in the meantime, witnessed the emerging problems from East Vietnam Sea tensions as well as the Korea sovereignty issue, it said.

Today’s difficult and alarming situation has fostered international solidarity among peace and solidarity activists around the world, including the members of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF), which is chaired by the former Deputy State President Madame Binh and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), the foundation named after the German socialist leader Rosa Luxemburg.

The foundations held one day field trip and a 2-day workshop from May 20-22 in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, gathering peace and solidarity activists from 12 nations and territories for discussions on the topics.

*Phuoc Buu is a Vietnamese journalist reporting in external affairs in Vietnam.

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