Diplomat’s memoirs of Ho Chi Minh Campaign published in French
07:36 | 19/12/2020
VGP – A first hand account of the fight that led to the Paris Peace Accords in 1973 has been released in French by the The Gioi (World) Publishing House and the Viet Nam-France Friendship Association.

The Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the Heart of Paris

La Campagne Ho Chi Minh au cœur de Paris (The Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the Heart of Paris) derives from the memoirs of veteran diplomat Vo Van Sung outlining activities in Viet Nam from January 1971 to the reunification of the country in 1975.

It was first published in 2005 in Vietnamese under the title Chien Dich Ho Chi Minh Giua Long Paris on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Campaign, which liberated the south of Viet Nam. It was reprinted in 2012 and 2015 before the French version was translated by historian Nguyen Dac Nhu Mai, an overseas Vietnamese living in France.

As a member of the Vietnamese delegation at the Paris Conference, Sung not only witnessed but also participated in various processes which resulted in the Paris Peace Accords.

He was also the first ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam to France.

In his book, Sung (1928-2018) retells stories about the life and feelings of overseas Vietnamese people towards their country and its international friends, who silently but strongly supported Viet Nam during that historic period.

“The book is an invaluable record about a short but important period in Viet Nam’s history,” said Tran Đoan Lam, director of the World Publishing House.

“It is not only memoir of a veteran diplomat but also references and documents real experiences in diplomacy, politics and the military,” he said./.

By Thanh Ha

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