Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

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Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
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Prime Minister of Vietnam
Assumed office
7 April 2016
PresidentTrần Đại Quang
Nguyễn Phú Trọng
DeputyTrương Hòa Bình
Preceded byNguyễn Tấn Dũng
Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam
In office
2 August 2011 – 7 April 2016
Prime MinisterNguyễn Tấn Dũng
Preceded byNguyễn Sinh Hùng
Minister of the Government Office
In office
2 August 2007 – 3 August 2011
Prime MinisterNguyễn Tấn Dũng
Preceded byĐoàn Mạnh Giao
Succeeded byVũ Đức Đam
Personal details
Born (1954-07-20) 20 July 1954 (age 66)
Quế Sơn, Quảng Nam Province, South Vietnam (now Vietnam)
Political partyFlag of the Communist Party of Vietnam.svg Communist Party of Vietnam (1982-present)
Spouse(s)Trần Thị Nguyệt Thu
ChildrenNguyễn Thị Xuân Trang, Nguyễn Xuân Hiếu
Alma materNational Economics University
National Academy of Public Administration
National University of Singapore

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (born 20 July 1954) is a Vietnamese politician currently serving as the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is ranked 3rd in the country's 12th Politburo.[1] Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is also a full member of the National Assembly, serving at its 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th terms. He was elected to the post by the National Assembly of Vietnam, nominated on 7 April 2016 by his predecessor, Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, who retired from office. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 12 November 1983.

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc studied at the Hanoi National Economic University in economic management between 1973 and 1978, after which he studied administrative management at the Vietnam National Administrative Academy. From 1978 to 1979 he was employed by Quảng Nam-Dà Nang Economic Board. From 1980-1993, Phúc worked initially as an employee, before rising to deputy head of Quảng Nam - Đà Nẵng's People's Committee. Phúc then served in various roles including that of provincial president, director of government offices, before becoming deputy prime minister (2011-2016).

Early life[edit]

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was born on 20 July 1954, at the commune of Quế Phú, district of Quế Sơn, Quảng Nam Province, in what was then the Republic of Vietnam. He took economic management at Hanoi National Economic University from 1973 to 1978. He was accepted to join the Communist Party of Vietnam on 12 May 1982, officially becoming a member of this party on 12 November 1983.[2] From 1978 to 1979 he was among personnel at the Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng Economic Board. From 1980–1993: Phúc was an employee, then deputy, rising to Chief of Office of the Quảng Nam – Đà Nẵng People's Committee. He studied administrative management at Vietnam National Administrative Academy.

His father Nguyễn Hiền was born in 1918, and worked for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam before 1954, heading north in accordance with the Geneva Accord. He, his mother and siblings stayed in their hometown, where they studied at the village school. His mother and siblings secretly worked for the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, and his sister was killed by the US military and the South Vietnamese government after a battle in 1965. In 1966, his mother was also killed. He lived with his sister in his hometown for a while, then secretly brought to North by the comrades of his parents in 1967.[3]

Political career[edit]

From 1993 – 1996: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was the Director of Department of Planning and Investment of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province. He studied economic management at the National University of Singapore.[citation needed]

From 1997 – 2001: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became a permanent member of the Provincial party committee (17th, 18th session); Vice Chairman, then the first Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee of Quang Nam Province and Director of Industrial Zones Management Board of Quang Nam Province. He was a member of the provincial People's Council (6th session).

From 2001 – 2004: Vice Secretary of provincial party committee of Quang Nam Province, Chairman of the People's Committee of Quang Nam Province (term from 1999 – 2004). He was a member of Vietnam's National Assembly (11th session), head of Quang Nam Province's members of the National Assembly, and a member of the Committee for Economy and Budget of the National Assembly (11th session).

In March 2006, he was appointed Deputy Chief Inspector of the Government. At the 10th National Party Congress, the party elected him to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. In June 2006, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Government Office. In August 2007, he was approved by the National Assembly as Minister of the Government of Vietnam.

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc with U.S. President Donald Trump in 2019

From June 2006 to August 2007 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was Permanent Vice Minister of the Office of Government, member of the 11th National Assembly’s Economic and Budgetary Commission

From August 2007 to January 2011 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was Minister of the Office of Government, Head of the Prime Minister’s Task Force for Administrative Procedure Reform

Nguyễn Xuân Phúc with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016

From January 2011 to July 2011 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was Member of the Politburo of the 11th CPV Central Committee, Minister of the Office of Government

From August 2, 2011 to April 7, 2016 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam.

On April 7, 2016: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the 11th working session of the 13th National Assembly.

Personal life[edit]

His wife is Trần Thị Nguyệt Thu.[4][5] [6]


  1. ^ Thanh nien News 19 members of the political order in hierarchy on 29 January 2016
  2. ^ Based on VPCP he officially joined the party on 12 May 1983 but according to this official site of BNV Archived 2011-01-10 at the Wayback Machine on 15 November 1983.
  3. ^ "Chuyện chưa kể về Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc". Báo giao thông (in Vietnamese). 8 April 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4. ^ "BST áo dài Lan Hương ra mắt phu nhân nguyên thủ các nước tới Hà Nội". 2017-06-09. Archived from the original on 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  5. ^ "Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc đến Phi-líp-pin dự hội nghị cấp cao ASEAN 30". 2017-06-09. Archived from the original on 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  6. ^ "Nguyễn Xuân Phúc chính thức thay Nguyễn Tấn Dũng làm thủ tướng - Nguoi Viet Daily News". 2017-06-09. Archived from the original on 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
Political offices
Preceded by
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Prime Minister of Vietnam
Positions in intergovernmental organisations
Preceded by
Prayuth Chan-o-cha
Chair of the ASEAN
Succeeded by