Trần Đại Quang

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His Excellency
Trần Đại Quang
TranDaiQuang2015.jpg
8th President of Vietnam
Assumed office
2 April 2016
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh
General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng
Preceded by Trương Tấn Sang
Chairman of the Council for National Defense and Security
Assumed office
2 April 2016
Deputy Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Preceded by Trương Tấn Sang
Head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform
Assumed office
13 August 2016
Preceded by Trương Tấn Sang
Member of the Politburo
Assumed office
19 January 2011
General secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng
Minister of Public Security
In office
3 August 2011 – 8 April 2016
Preceded by Lê Hồng Anh
Succeeded by Tô Lâm
Secretary of the Central Police Party Committee
In office
30 August 2011 – 4 May 2016
Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Preceded by Lê Hồng Anh
Succeeded by Tô Lâm
Head of Central Highlands Steering Committee
In office
3 August 2011 – 31 July 2016
Preceded by Lê Hồng Anh
Succeeded by Tô Lâm
Deputy Minister of Public Security
In office
April 2006 – December 2011
Deputy Director General of General Security Department, Ministry of Public Security
In office
October 2000 – April 2006
Personal details
Born (1956-10-12) 12 October 1956 (age 60)
Ninh Bình Province, North Vietnam
Nationality Vietnamese
Political party Communist Party
Spouse(s) Nguyễn Thị Hiền
Relations Trần Quốc Tỏ (brother)
Alma mater Security University (BA)
Hanoi Law University (LL.B)
Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (Ph.D)
Awards Vietnam Military Exploit Order ribbon.png Military Exploit Order (2011)
Vietnam Fatherland Defense Order ribbon.png Fatherland Defense Order (2011)
Jose Martin Order (2016)
Military service
Allegiance  Vietnam
Service/branch Vietnam People's Public Security insignia.jpg Vietnam People's Public Security
Years of service 1972–2016
Rank General

Trần Đại Quang (Chữ nôm: 陳大光, born 12 October 1956) is a Vietnamese politician, who is the President of Vietnam, in office since 2 April 2016 and one of the country's top leaders. Previously he served as Minister of Public Security from 2011 to 2016. He is a member of the 12th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in which he is ranked second, after General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.[1]

Childhood[edit]

Tran Dai Quang was born on 12 October 1956[2] in Ninh Bình Province, in what was then known as "North Vietnam."

Early career[edit]

He attended the People's Police School in 1972. From 1972 to 1975 he was a student at the School of Foreign Languages Department of Cultural Affairs (now the Ministry of Public Security). In 1975-1976 he served as an Officer in Political Protection Department I at the Ministry of Public Security. Beginning in 1978 he was an Officer in the Political Protection Department II at the Ministry of Public Security.

From 1982 to 1987 Quang served as Deputy Secretary, political Protection Department II, Ministry of the Interior; and was at the Security University from 1981 to 1986.

From 1987 to 1990 he was Head of staff office and head of professional office, Political Protection Department II, under Ministry of Home Affairs (now Ministry of Public Security). At the same time, he did advanced theoretical study at the Academy of Nguyen Ai Quoc (1989-1991).

From 1990 to 1996 Quang served as Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, Deputy Director of Staff for Security and Deputy Director General in charge of Security Staff Department, General Department of Security. He was also enrolled in the Hanoi University of Law (1991-1994).

Trần Đại Quang meets Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, 29 September 2016

From 1996 to 2000, he was a member of General Security Department Party Organisation, Secretary of Security Staff Department Party Committee, Head of Security Staff Department. He was a graduate student at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration (1994-1997).

From 2000 to 2006 he was Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, Deputy General Director of the General Security, the Ministry of Public Security. Promoted to Major General in 2003; he was appointed associate professor in 2003 and he was appointed professor in 2009. Promoted to Lt. General in April 2007, from 2006 through 2011, Quang was a member of the Standing Central Police Party Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security.

In 2011 he was Commissioner of Police Standing Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security. In Congress 11th National Party was elected to the Party Central Committee, the Central Government is elected to the Political Bureau.

At the first session of the 13th National Assembly ratified the Prime Minister’s proposals on appointing the new cabinet. Lieutenant General Tran Dai Quang, a Politburo member, Deputy Minister of Public Security, was appointed as the new Minister of Public Security, replacing General Le Hong Anh.[3]

Trần Đại Quang and Russian President Vladimir Putin, 19 November 2016

August 30, 2011: Tran Dai Quang was appointed as the new Secretary of the Central Police Party Committee, replacing Le Hong Anh[4]

December 5, 2011: The Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General Tran Dai Quang, was promoted to the rank of Colonel General by President Truong Tan Sang. [5]

December 29, 2012: The Minister of Public Security, Colonel General Tran Dai Quang, was promoted to the rank of General by President. [6]

January 2016: The 14th Conference of the Party Central Committee XI was nominated as the new President. [7]

At the Congress of the 12th National Party was elected to the Party Central Committee, the Central Government is elected to the Politburo.

August 13, 2016: President Tran Dai Quang was appointed Head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, replacing President Truong Tan Sang

Awards[edit]

Presidency[edit]

The National Assembly elected Quang as state president on 2 April 2016 with 91 percent of the vote.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Quang is married to Madam Nguyen Thi Hien, who performs ceremonial functions as the First Lady of Vietnam.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Trương Tấn Sang
President of Vietnam
2016–present
Incumbent