Nguyễn Cơ Thạch

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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Nguyễn. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Thạch.

Nguyễn Cơ Thạch (15 May 1921 – 10 April 1998) was a Vietnamese revolutionary, diplomat, and politician. He was Foreign Minister of Vietnam from February 1980 to July 1991. [1] Thạch was seen as pragmatic[by whom?] and influential (given his representation in the Politburo). [2] His time in office coincided with part of Vietnam’s transition from an ideology-based alignment to the Soviet bloc towards a pragmatic approach to foreign policy, including the primacy of economic over ideological considerations, integration into ASEAN and closer relations with non-socialist countries.[2] However, Mr Thạch’s efforts to normalize relations with the United States were not successful.[1]

Thạch's son Phạm Bình Minh is the current Foreign Minister of Vietnam.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b NYT: Nguyen Co Thach, Hanoi Foreign Minister, 75
  2. ^ a b Palmujoki, Eero (1999): "Ideology and Foreign Policy: Vietnam's Marxist-Leninist Doctrine and Global Challenge, 1986-96". Thayer, Carlyle A. & Amer, Ramses (ed.): Vietnamese Foreign Policy in Transition. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
  3. ^ Vietnamnet: Bảo vệ chủ quyền đất nước: Điểm tựa là dân tộc
Preceded by
Nguyễn Duy Trinh
Foreign Minister of Vietnam
1980–1991
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Mạnh Cầm