Phạm Bình Minh

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Phạm Bình Minh
Phạm Bình Minh APEC 2013.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam
Assumed office
13 November 2013
Prime MinisterNguyễn Tấn Dũng
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Preceded byPhạm Gia Khiêm
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
3 August 2011
Prime MinisterNguyễn Tấn Dũng
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Preceded byPhạm Gia Khiêm
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
29 August 2007 – 2 August 2011
Preceded byLê Công Phụng
Succeeded byNguyen Phuong Nga
Director General of the Department for International Organizations, Foreign Affairs
In office
March 2003 – September 2006
Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Vietnam in the United States
In office
2001–2003
Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations
In office
1999–2001
Member of the Politburo
Assumed office
27 January 2016
Personal details
Born (1959-03-26) 26 March 1959 (age 59)
Nam Định Province, Vietnam
NationalityVietnamese
Political partyCommunist Party
Spouse(s)Nguyễn Nguyệt Nga
ChildrenPhạm Bình Anh
Phạm Bình Nam
ParentsNguyễn Cơ Thạch (father)
Phan Thị Phúc (mother)
Alma materDiplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
AwardsLabor Order.png Labor Order
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Phạm Bình Minh (born 26 March 1959 in Nam Định Province) is a Vietnamese politician who is currently the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since 2011, as well as Deputy Prime Minister since 2013.[1]

He was previously Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from January 2009 to August 2011, and was born in Nam Định Province. He is the son of Nguyễn Cơ Thạch.

Early life[edit]

Phạm Bình Minh graduated in 1981 from the University of Diplomacy (now the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam). He obtained a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at Fletcher School, Tufts University, United States of America. He is fluent in English.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Minh began his diplomatic career in 1981, when he worked as Desk Officer, the Department of Training, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam. From 1982 to 1985, he was sent to the Embassy of Viet Nam to the United Kingdom as Attaché. Before assuming the position of Deputy Director General of the Department for International Organizations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1999, he worked as Desk Officer, the Department for General Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1986 to 1990.[citation needed]

In the period of 1999-January 2003, he served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations in New York City, and Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Viet Nam in the United States of America. Back in Viet Nam in 2003, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Acting Director General and Director General of the Department for International Organizations, Head of Delegation for Dialogue on Human Rights with other countries.[citation needed]

He was elected as an alternate member of the 10th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam in April 2006, and became a member of the 10th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam in January 2009. Currently, he is a member of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He was elected as a member of the 13th National Assembly in November 2008.[citation needed]

He was appointed Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs in September 2006 and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in November 2007, then Permanent Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam until August 2011. On 13 November 2013, he was designated as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam by the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. Prior to that time, he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam on 3 August 2011 and since then has become the 12th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam.[citation needed]

Awards and honours[edit]

He has been conferred with many awards of high distinction, namely the Third-Class Labour Order in 2009 for excellent performance from 2002 to 2008; the National Emulation Fighter in 2010 for excellent performance in the national emulation campaign and contribution to the cause of socialist building and national defence; the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit in 2011 for excellent performance and contribution during Viet Nam’s Non-Permanent Membership of the United Nations Security Council, contributing to the cause of socialist building and national defence; the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit in 2006 for excellent performance from 2001 to 2006; and the Medal for the Diplomatic Cause in 2003 for valuable contribution to the development of Viet Nam’s diplomacy.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phó Thủ tướng Phạm Bình Minh lần đầu trả lời báo giới". Retrieved 19 January 2015.(Vietnamese)
  2. ^ "Phạm Bình Minh received awards".(Vietnamese)