Lê Lương Minh

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Lê Lương Minh
Le Luong Minh.jpg
13th Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
In office
1 January 2013 – 31 December 2017
Preceded bySurin Pitsuwan
Succeeded byLim Jock Hoi
Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations
In office
January 2004 – June 2011
Preceded byNguyen Thanh Chau
Succeeded byLe Hoai Trung
Personal details
Born (1952-09-01) 1 September 1952 (age 67)
Thanh Hóa, Vietnam
Political partyCommunist Party
Alma materDiplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Jawaharlal Nehru University

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

Early life[edit]

Lê Lương Minh 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]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Background: Who is Le Luong Minh, ASEAN Secretary-General?". Investvine.com. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Archived 2010-12-12 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ ASEAN khẳng định tiến tới COC | Thanh Niên Online
  4. ^ Vietnam Government Portal "Ambassador Lê Lương Minh, Vietnamese representative to the UNSC" Archived 2013-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b "New ASEAN Secretary-General takes office". Investvine.com. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  6. ^ Security Council Press Statement On Kabul Bomb Attack
  7. ^ Security Council Press Statement on the Kabul Bomb Attack
Political offices
Preceded by
Surin Pitsuwan
Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Succeeded by
Lim Jock Hoi