Lê Lương Minh

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Lê Lương Minh
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13th Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by Surin Pitsuwan
President of the United Nations Security Council
In office
2008–2009
Vietnam's Ambassador to the United Nations Headquarters
In office
1997–1999
Vietnam's Ambassador to United Nations Office at Geneva
In office
1995–1997
Personal details
Born (1952-09-01) September 1, 1952 (age 62)
Thanh Hóa, Vietnam
Nationality Vietnam Vietnamese
Alma mater Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Profession Politician and Diplomat

Lê Lương Minh (born 1 September 1952)[1][2] is a Vietnamese politician and diplomat and the current Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

He graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1974,[1] and the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.[5]

Political career[edit]

In 1975, he began his career in Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Deputy Director-General for International Organisations in 1993. In 1995, he was appointed as Ambassador – Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva.[1] In 1997, he was appointed as Ambassador – Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations at Headquarters. Since February 17, 2004, he has been Vietnam's ambassador to the United Nations in New York City.[2] He held this office from 1995 to 1997 for the UN institutions in Geneva and as a deputy in New York City from 1997 to 1999.[2] He was the President of the United Nations Security Council in July 2008[6] and October 2009.[5][7] He was nominated ASEAN Secretary-General by the government of Vietnam, a post which he took over on January 1, 2013. The ASEAN leaders endorsed him as ASEAN Secretary-General for 2013–2017 in a ceremony at the bloc's headquarter in Jakarta on January 7, 2013.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is a native of Thanh Hóa, a coastal town 150 kilometers south of Vietnam's capital Hanoi. He is married and has two daughters.[1]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Surin Pitsuwan
Secretaries General of ASEAN
2013-2018
Succeeded by
TBA