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Former leader to release memoir

Update: June, 09/2012 - 06:19

HA NOI — A memoir by former vice president Nguyen Thi Binh will be released nationwide next Tuesday.

Entitled Gia Dinh, Ban Be Va Dat Nuoc (Family, Friends and Country), the 400-page book consists of 14 chapters about her childhood and career as a revolutionary intellectual, a diplomat and State leader.

The book expresses her thoughts about the country's struggle for independence and other historical events.

Binh was appointed the foreign affairs minister and head of the delegation of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam in Paris from 1968-73. She held the title Vice President of the unified Viet Nam from 1992-2002.

After her retirement in 2002, she became the President of the Viet Nam Children Support Fund. In 2003, she founded and presided over the Fund of Viet Nam Peace and Development.

She has also been President of the Association of Orange Agent Victims since it was founded in 2004.

The former leader on Tuesday will meet with readers at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Ha Noi. — VNS

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