Phan Văn Khải

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Phan Văn Khải
Phan Van Khai 2005.jpg
Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải in 2005
Prime Ministers of Vietnam
In office
1997–2006
President Trần Đức Lương
Deputy Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
General Secretary Lê Khả Phiêu
Nông Đức Mạnh
Preceded by Võ Văn Kiệt
Succeeded by Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Personal details
Born (1933-12-25) 25 December 1933 (age 80)
Củ Chi District, Vietnam
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam
In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Phan. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Khai.

Phan Văn Khải (About this sound listen; born December 25, 1933) was Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1997 to 2006.

Khai was born in Tan Thong Hoi Commune, Củ Chi District, Saigon, join the revolution since 1947 and moved to Hanoi in 1954. He was elected to the position on September 24, 1997, and was re-elected in August 2002. On June 24, 2006, he announced his resignation (along with President Trần Đức Lương). After the death of Võ Văn Kiệt in June 12, 2008 he is become the oldest living former Prime Minister of Vietnam.

In 2005, he became the first Prime Minister of Vietnam visit United States to meet President George W. Bush.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Võ Văn Kiệt
Prime Minister of Vietnam
1997–2006
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng