Phạm Văn Trà

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Phạm Văn Trà
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9th Minister of Defence
In office
29 December 1997 – 28 June 2006
President Trần Đức Lương
Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải
Preceded by Đoàn Khuê
Succeeded by Phùng Quang Thanh
7th Chief of General Staff
In office
1995–1997
Preceded by Đào Đình Luyện
Succeeded by Đào Trọng Lịch
Member of the Politburo
In office
1 July 1996 – 25 April 2006
Personal details
Born (1935-08-19) August 19, 1935 (age 83)
Quế Võ, Bắc Ninh Province, Tonkin
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam
Alma mater Military Academy of Vietnam
Awards Hero of the People's Armed Forces
Military service
Allegiance  Vietnam
Service/branch Flag of the People's Army of Vietnam.svg Vietnam People's Army
Years of service 1953–2006
Rank Vietnam People's Army General.jpg General
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Phạm Văn Trà (born 20 October 1935 in Quế Võ) is a Vietnamese politician who served as Vietnam's Minister of Defense from 1997-2006.[1][2]

Phạm Văn Trà was previously Chief of the General Staff of the People's Army of Vietnam and Vice-Minister of Defense (Dec 1995–1997), and a four-star General. He replaced Đoàn Khuê as minister of defense in September 1997.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Đức Mạnh Ngô, Minh Tuân Lương, Hà Vũ Lê Sổ tay đại biểu Quốc hội-2004 Page 112 "Phạm Văn Trà 19-8-1935"
  2. ^ Bá̌c Ninh lịch sử kháng chié̂n chó̂ng Mỹ, cứu nước, 1954–1975 Vietnam. Quân đội nhân dân. Bộ chỉ huy quân sự tỉnh Bá̌c Ninh - 2002 p211 "Anh hùng Phạm Văn Trà, Sinh năm 1935, quê Xă Phù Lăng huyện Quế Võ, tuyên dương ngày 20 tháng 10 năm . "
  3. ^ BBC.co.uk BBC Spratlys 2004
  4. ^ Ndthuan.com[permanent dead link]

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Preceded by
Đoàn Khuê
Vietnamese Minister of Defense
1997–2006
Succeeded by
Phùng Quang Thanh