Nguyễn Cơ 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.  Thạch was seen as pragmatic[by whom?] and influential (given his representation in the Politburo).  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. However, Mr Thạch’s efforts to normalize relations with the United States were not successful.
- NYT: Nguyen Co Thach, Hanoi Foreign Minister, 75
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- Vietnamnet: Bảo vệ chủ quyền đất nước: Điểm tựa là dân tộc
Nguyễn Duy Trinh
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Nguyễn Mạnh Cầm