Former State President Truong Tan Sang at the event
The photos, taken by reporter and photographer Gian Thanh Son, are considered valuable materials that contributed to the success of Vietnam’s diplomacy in the first decade of the 21st century.

In a letter to the book’s author, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh said that each photo of Gian Thanh Son is worth a thousand words which touches people’s hearts. His beautiful photos of former President Sang have contributed to popularizing the image of Vietnam to international friends and strengthening cooperation between  Vietnam and other countries.

An exhibition on the reporter’s photos reflecting diplomatic trips of Vietnamese leaders was also launched.

At the ceremony, the participants donated hundreds of millions of VND and bought more than 300 books to raise fund for needy students in mountainous areas.

Translated by Tran Hoai