The main task of the Viet Nam Laodong Party now is:
To unite and lead the working class, the working masses and the entire people of Viet
Nam in their struggle to wipe out the French colonialists and defeat the American
interventionists; to bring the liberation war of the Viet Nam people to complete victory,
thereby making Viet Nam a genuinely independent and united country.
The Viet Nam Laodong Party fully supports the Government of the Viet Nam Democratic
Republic, unites and co-operates closely with other parties and organisations in the Lien
Viet Front in order to realise fully the peoples democratic regime-politically,
economically, socially and culturally.
The Viet Nam Laodong Party stands for guaranteeing the legitimate interests of all
strata of the people.
It recommends that special care should be taken to raise the material and moral
standards of living of the army, which fights for the defence of the country against the
enemy, and which had been enduring the greatest hardships.
The workers, who are fighters in production, must have the opportunity continually to
improve their living conditions and to take part in running their own enterprises.
The peasants, who are production combatants in the rural areas, must benefit from the
reduction of land rent and interest and from appropriate agrarian reforms.
The intellectual workers must be encouraged and assisted in developing their abilities.
Small trades-people and small employers must be assisted in developing trade and
The national bourgeoisie must be encouraged, helped and guided in their undertakings to
contribute to the development of the national economy.
The right of the patriotic landlords to collect land rent in accordance with the law
must be guaranteed.
The national minorities must be given every assistance and must enjo~ absolute equality
in rights and duties.
Effective help must be rendered to the women so as to bring about equality between men
Believers in all religions must enjoy freedom of worship. Overseas Vietnamese in
foreign countries must be protected.
The lives and properties of foreign residents in Viet Nam must be protected. Chinese
nationals in particular, if they so desire, will be allowed to enjoy the same rights and
perform the same duties as Vietnamese citizens.
In the field of external affairs, the Viet Nam Laodong Party recommends: 'The Viet Nam
people must unite closely with and help the peoples of Cambodia and Laos in their struggle
for independence and, with them, liberate jointly the whole of Indo-China; actively
support the national liberation movements of oppressed peoples; unite closely with the
Soviet Union, China and other people's democracies; form close alliances with the peoples
of France and the French colonies so as to contribute to the anti-imperialist struggle to
defend world peace and democracy!
Confident in the efforts of all its members, in the support of working men and women
and in the sympathy of the entire people, the Viet Nam Laodong is sure to fulfil its tasks
Bringing the liberation war to complete victory.
Developing the people's democratic regime.
Contributing to the defence of world peace and democracy.
Leading the Viet Nam people toward Socialism.