Vietnam’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Le Duc Tho: Source Wikipedia
Le Duc Tho: Source Wikipedia

Did you know that Vietnam actually has a Nobel Peace Prize Winner? Many Vietnamese do not know so many are surprised to learn that Le Duc Tho was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with Henry Kissinger in 1973. Unfortunately, Le would turn down the Nobel Peace Prize since the US and South Vietnam were not abiding by the Paris Peace Accords.

Despite turning down the award, Le Duc Tho is still listed as being awarded on the official Nobel Peace Prize website.

This is definitely something that Vietnamese should be proud of even if the award was turned down.