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Pham Binh Minh's Biography
Pham Binh Minh was born on March 26, 1959, in Lien Minh Commune, Vu Ban District, Nam Dinh Province. Phạm Bình Minh graduated in 1981 from the University of Diplomacy (now the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam). According to Communist Party Online Newspaper, Minh holds a master's degree in Diplomacy and Law, issued by Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.
Pham Binh Minh became a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on May 19, 1984.
|Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh - Photo: VNA|
Awards granted to Pham Binh Minh
During 30 years working in diplomacy, Pham Binh Minh has received a First-Class Labor Order, a Third-Class Labor Order. He also has an Isala (Freedom) Order from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and a Gwanghwa Medal from the Republic of Korea, according to VGP.
|Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh - Photo: Bao Dan Sinh|
Positions & Working history
Pham Binh Minh was a member of the Party Central Committee in the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th tenures, a member of the Politburo in the 12th and 13th tenures. He was also a deputy to the National Assembly in the 13th and 14th tenures. He was Vietnam's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2020.
October 1981 – September 1982: Staff at the Department of Training, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
September 1982 – January 1986: Attaché of the Embassy of Viet Nam to the United Kingdom
January 1986 – December 1989: Staff at the Department of General Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
December – June 1991: Deputy Director-General in probation, of the Department of General Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
June – July 1992: Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
July 1992 – June 1994: Study at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, the United States of America
June 1994 – July 1999: Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
August 1999 – October 2001: Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations in New York
October 2001 – February 2003: Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Viet Nam to the United States of America
March 2003 – September 2006: Acting Director-General and then Director-General of the Department for International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
April 2006 – January 2011: Alternate member and then a member of the 10th-tenure Party Central Committee
September 2006 – August 2007: Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs
August 2007 – August 2011: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, then Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
February 2011 – January 2016: Member of the 11th-tenure Party Central Committee
July 2011 – July 2016: Deputy to the 13th-tenure National Assembly
August 2011: Minister of Foreign Affairs, member of the National Defense and Security Council
November 2013: Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister
January 2016: Member of the Politburo of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister
May 2016: Elected as deputy to the 14th-tenure National Assembly
January 2021: Elected as a member of the Politburo of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee
From April 7, 2021: Deputy Prime Minister.
|Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh - Photo: ICT News|
Pham Binh Minh's task as Deputy Prime Minister
With his expertise in diplomacy and law, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh will assist the Prime Minister in monitoring and directing the following fields:
- External affairs (including Party’s external affairs, State’s and people-to-people diplomacy).
- Official development assistance and mobilization of concessional loans.
- Foreign non-governmental aid, international non-governmental organizations.
- International integration, monitoring, and directing the negotiation and implementation of multilateral and bilateral international commitments, ASEAN single-window mechanism, national single window, and trade facilitation.
- Foreign direct investment, outbound investment.
- Relations between Viet Nam and international and regional organizations.
- Border, the East Sea, and island issues.
- Overseas Vietnamese affairs and issues related to foreigners in Viet Nam.
- Human rights affairs.
Pham Binh Minh is responsible to assist the Prime Minister in monitoring and directing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He serves as Head of the National Steering Committee for International Integration, Chairman of the Viet Nam-China Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation; in charge of the Viet Nam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee; Head of the State Steering Committee for Land Border Demarcation and Border Marker Planting; Head of the State Steering Committee for Human Rights; Chairman of the National Steering Committee for ASEAN Single Window, National Single Window, and Trade Facilitation; chairman of other national councils, committees, and head of other steering committees in relevant fields.
Government Portal Contact
Head office: 16 Le Hong Phong Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: 080 43162 – 080 48440; Fax: 080 48924
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