The Ho–Sainteny agreement, officially the ''Accord Between France and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam'', known in Vietnamese as Hiệp định sơ bộ Pháp-Việt, was an agreement made on March 6, 1946 between Ho Chi Minh, President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and Jean Sainteny, Special Envoy of France. It recognized Vietnam as a "Free State" within the French Union, and permitted France to continue stationing troops in North Vietnam.Howard Zinn, ed., “Accord Between France and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on 6 March 1946,” in ''The Pentagon Papers'', by Mike Gravel, Gravel, vol. 1 (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1971), 18–19
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