La conférence de Trung Gia (Tonkin), le 4 juillet 1954.
Description : Pour la première fois dans la guerre d’Indochine, un gendarme français et un soldat de l’APVN (Armée Populaire du Viêtnam) côte à côte, lors de la conférence de Trung Gia (Tonkin).
For the first time a French gendarme and a Vietnamese soldier on the same side during the Trung Gia conference.
Negotiations between France and the Việt Minh started in Geneva in April 1954 at the Geneva Conference, during which time the French Union and the Việt Minh were fighting a battle at Dien Bien Phu. In France, Pierre Mendès-France, opponent of the war since 1950, had been invested as Prime Minister on June 17, 1954, on a promise to put an end to the war, reaching a ceasefire in four months.
The Geneva Conference on July 21, 1954, recognized the 17th parallel as a “provisional military demarcation line” temporarily dividing the country into two zones, Communist North Vietnam and pro-Western South Vietnam.
In parallel, the Trung Gia conference was set to discuss the application of the Geneval Conference decisions, principally about the exchange of prisonners.