Ngô Xuân Lịch

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Ngô Xuân Lịch
Army (VPA) General Ngo Xuan Lich Đại tướng Ngô Xuân Lịch (DOD photo 170808-D-GY869-123 SD meets with Vietnam's defense minister).jpg
11th Minister of Defence
Assumed office
9 April 2016
President Trần Đại Quang
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Preceded by Phùng Quang Thanh
Chief of the General Department of Politics
In office
01 March 2011 – 15 April 2016
President Trương Tấn Sang
Trần Đại Quang
Preceded by Lê Văn Dũng
Succeeded by Lương Cường
Member of the Politburo
Assumed office
27 January 2016
Vice Chief of the General Department of Politics
In office
31 December 2007 – 01 March 2011
Personal details
Born (1954-04-20) April 20, 1954 (age 64)
Duy Tiên, Hà Nam Province, Hanoi
Political party Flag of the Communist Party of Vietnam.svg Communist Party of Vietnam
Alma mater Military Academy of Vietnam
Military service
Allegiance  Vietnam
Service/branch Flag of the People's Army of Vietnam.svg Vietnam People's Army
Years of service 1972-present
Rank Vietnam People's Army General.jpg General
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Cambodian–Vietnamese War

Ngô Xuân Lịch (born 20 April 1954 in Hà Nam) is a Vietnamese politician and Vietnam's Minister of National Defence and Chief of the General Department of Politics of Vietnam.[1] Ngô Xuân Lịch became member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 8 August 1974.[1]

Ngô Xuân Lịch was previously Vice Chief of the General Department of Politics (December 2007–2011), and was promoted to four-star General in 2015. He replaced Lê Văn Dũng as Director of the General Department of Politics in March 2011.


Ngo Xuan Lich was promoted to Major General in 2003, Lieutenant General in 2007, Colonel General in 2011.

On October 5, 2015, he was promoted to General by the President along with Do Ba Ty who is now Vice-Chairman of National Assembly of Vietnam.[2]

On January 28, 2016, he was elected to the Politburo of Communist Party of Vietnam at its 12th National Congress.[3]

On April 9, 2016, he was appointed as the successor to Phung Quang Thanh and became the new Minister of National Defense of Vietnam.[4]


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Preceded by
Lê Văn Dũng
Chief of the General Department of Politics
Succeeded by
Lương Cường