Book on Ho Chi Minh campaign published

The Gioi Publishers has introduced a French translation of the book “Ho Chi Minh campaign in the heart of Paris" by diplomat Vo Van Sung, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of southern liberation and national reunification (April 30th).

The book cover in French (Source:

With the French title "La Campagne Ho Chi Minh au cœur de Paris", the book is a memoir of Ambassador Vo Van Sung, former General Representative of the Vietnamese Government in France, Permanent member of the Vietnamese side in the Le Duc Tho - Kissinger secret negotiations in 1971-1973, one of the five official delegates of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam delegation at the signing ceremony of the historic Paris Peace Accords on January 21st, 1973, and the first Ambassador of Vietnam to France.

The book is a memoir of the ambassador attached to diplomatic affairs in France, recreating images and events in Paris during a period of vigorous struggle for the ultimate goal of southern liberation and national reunification. At the same time, readers can also see the sharp thinking, wisdom and bravery in the spokesman and representative in foreign affairs.

It is not only a rare historical document about Vietnamese people, the movement of overseas Vietnamese and international friends in France in the period after the signing date of Paris Agreement was signed in 1973 until 1975, but also a record of the deep feelings of overseas Vietnamese and sincere friendship in a good, effective and diversified interaction between international friends and Vietnam.

The book was first published by the People's Army Publishing House in 2005 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh campaign. It was then reprinted twice in 2012 and 2015. The book in French is published based on the original text of the author's first memoir published in 2005, in order to preserve the historical authenticity of the Vietnamese original. It was translated by translator Nguyen Dac Nhu Mai, Doctor of Science and History, a Vietnamese female intellectual in France.

On January 27th, 1973, the Paris Peace Accords - an agreement to end the American War and restore peace in Vietnam - were signed in Paris between the four governments of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam and the United States.

The agreement was the result of the longest and most difficult struggle in the history of Vietnam’s diplomacy, with 202 public meetings held over four years, eight months and 14 days.

The agreement marked an outstanding historical period and the peak of Ho Chi Minh era diplomacy, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said on the 40th anniversary of the agreement’s signing./.


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