Biography of Vietnam Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son: Positons and Working History

Bui Thanh Son was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs at the 11th session of the 14th National Assembly on April 8, 2021.
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Vietnam Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son: Biography & Working History

Bui Thanh Son's Biography

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son was born in 1962. His hometown is Hanoi.

He is a professional diplomat with expertise and more than 30 years of experience in international relations studies, foreign policy planning, international economics and international negotiations.

He graduated in 1984 from the University of Diplomacy (now the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam) and obtained a Master degree in International Affairs at Columbia University (USA) in 1993, cited WVR.

He speaks English and Japanese.

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Vietnam Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son - Photo: WVR

Awards granted to Bui Thanh Son

In his career, he has been conferred with many awards of high distinction, including two Second-Class Order of Labour in 2016 and 2018 and the Third-Class Labour Order in 2011 and numerous Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit for his outstanding contributions to the diplomatic service and the execution of the country’s foreign policies, according to MOFA.

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Vietnam Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son - Photo: asiahouse

Positions & Working History

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam: 12th, 13th tenures. He served as Deputy to the National Assembly of the 14th tenure, cited VGP.

September 1987 – June 1993: Staff at the Institute for International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

June 1993 – March 1996: Head of European – American Studies Department, Chief of Chancery, Institute for International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

March 1996 – February 2000: Deputy Director, Secretary of Party Committee of the Institute for International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

March 2000 – July 2003: Minister Counselor, Embassy of Viet Nam in Singapore.

August 2003 – September 2008: Deputy Director-General and then Director-General, Foreign Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

September 2008 – November 2009: Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs cum Director-General of Foreign Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Head of the Negotiation Delegation on the EU-Viet Nam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (from September 2008-June 2021).

November 2009 – January 2016: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

January 2016 – January 2021: Member of the 12th Party Central Committee, Deputy to the 14th National Assembly, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

January 2021: Elected as member of the 13th Party Central Committee at the 13thNational Party Congress

From April 8, 2021: Appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Vietnam Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son: Biography & Career
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an agency of the Government performing the function of state management of foreign affairs, including: diplomatic work, national border and territory, overseas Vietnamese community, signing and implementation of international conventions, international agreements, management of representative missions of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam abroad, activities of foreign representative offices in Vietnam; management of public services in the fields under the Ministry's state management according to the provisions of law.

Government Portal Contact - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Head office: No. 1 Ton That Dam St., Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: 04 37992000

Fax: 04 37992682

E-mail: ttll.mfa@mofa.gov.vn

Website: http://www.mofa.gov.vn

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