Mr. Hellmut Kapfenberger (presents the book to Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu (Photo: VNA)

The book, titled “Ho Chi Minh - Politische Biografie” (Political Biography), is an improved version of his previous book “Ho Chi Minh - A Chronicle” which was released in 2009.

It features various images of the President when he was a young man and then leader of the Vietnamese people.

An official launch ceremony of the book is slated for Vietnam’s National Day on September 2nd, said the 86-year-old German journalist 

For his part, Ambassador Vu spoke highly of the German journalist’s efforts in helping German friends understand more about Vietnam through his works, thereby bolstering the Vietnam-Germany relations.

The new book marks the 130th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh on May 19th and the 45th founding anniversary of the diplomatic ties.

Mr. Kapfenberger used to be a correspondent for the East German news agency ADN and New Germany newspaper in Vietnam during 1970 - 1973 and 1980 - 1984. He has authored several books on Vietnam./.