A memoir by former vice president Nguyen Thi Binh will be released nationwide on June 12.

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

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

She also worked as President of the Association of Agent Orange Victims. The former leader on June 11 will meet with readers at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street , Hanoi.-VNA