policy of the DRV government is to respect strictly the 1954 Geneva
agreements on Vietnam and to implement correctly their basic provision
as embodied in the following points:
1 - Recognition
of the basic national rights of the Vietnamese people - peace,
independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity. According
to the Geneva agreements, the U.S. government must withdraw from
South Vietnam U.S. troops, military personnel, and weapons of
all kinds, dismantle all U.S. military bases there, and cancle
its military alliance with South Vietnam. It must end its policy
of intervention and aggression in South Vietnam. According to
the Geneva agreements, the U.S. government must stop its acts
of war against North Vietnam and completely cease all encroachments
on the territory and sovereignty of the DRV.
2 - Pending
the peaceful reunification of Vietnam, while Vietnam is still
temporarily divided int two zones, the military provisions of
the 1954 Geneva agreements on Vietnam must be strictly respected.
The two zones must refrain from entering into any military alliance
with foreign countries and there must be no foreign military bases,
troops, or military personnel in their respective territory.
3 - The internal
affairs of South Vietnam must be settled by the South Vietnamese
people themselves in accordance with the program of the NLF without
any foreign interference.
4 - The peaceful
reunification of Vietnam is to be settled by the Vietnamese people
in both zones, without any foreign inteference.
Pham Van Dong
presented these "Four Points" as a "basis for the
soundest political settlement" and as a "basis for discussion."