First Vietnamese French Congresswoman Contributes to Bilateral Cooperation
|The cover of the book “Duong toi Quoc hoi cua nu Nghi si Phap goc Viet dau tien” (The path to the French parliament of the first Vietnamese French congresswoman).
Stéphanie Do’s path to the French parliament is recounted in her recently-released book titled “Duong toi Quoc hoi cua nu Nghi si Phap goc Viet dau tien” (The path to the French parliament of the first Vietnamese French congresswoman).
“Born in Vietnam and migrating to France when she was 11 without knowing a word of French, a few years later, Stéphanie Do became a parliamentarian representing 68 million citizens. She reached this position through determination, a desire for success, and a commitment to others. Nothing could shake her resolve that helped her defy all predictions,” said French President Emmanuel Macron in the introduction of the book.
The six-chapter book highlights Stéphanie Do's relentless journey, from her family background and her arduous life at refugee camps, to her burning desire and efforts to pursue education and transform her life. Step by step, she conquered the civil service path and embarked on a campaign to become a member of parliament.
Macron said between 2017 and 2022, Stéphanie Do never neglected her duties, consistently working to strengthen the ties between France where she is living and her homeland Vietnam in her capacity as President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians' Group at the French National Assembly. She also dedicated herself to protecting French citizens in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, serving as a parliamentarian on the frontline of the pandemic response. With her unwavering determination, she has filled every task to deserve the highest positions.
Never once did she think about recounting her journey, but the reminders from many of her relatives and friends, who said, "don't forget you are a French-Vietnamese member of parliament," made Stéphanie Do feel the responsibility to pave the way for all young people interested in politics and aspiring to become politicians in the future.
The book gives answers to the question that Stéphanie Do raised in the very first pages of the book on how she was elected as a member of parliament.
Omega Plus and the French Institute on October 20 organized a seminar at the French Embassy’s headquarters in Hanoi on the book, with the participation of the writer./.
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