Biography of Vietnam's newly elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

The following is the biography of Pham Minh Chinh who was elected as Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on April 5, 2021.
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Newly elected Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

Pham Minh Chinh, Chairman of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee (CPVCC) Organization Commission, has been formally nominated by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc as candidate for Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

Vietnam Times would like to present the brief Biography of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh:

BIOGRAPHY OF PRIME MINISTER PHAM MINH CHINH

Date of birth: December 10, 1958

Native land: Hoa Loc Commune, Hau Loc District, Thanh Hoa Province

Date of Party admission:December 25, 1986

Education:Civil and industrial construction engineer, Doctor of law, Associate Professor of Security Science

Rewards

- Third-Class Military Exploit Order

+ Two Second-Class Feat Orders

+ Second-Class Labor Order

+ First-Class Glorious Fighter Medal

+ Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit

Positions

- Member of the Party Central Committee: 11th, 12th, and 13th tenures

- Politburo member: 12th, 13th tenures

- Secretary of the 12th Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Organization Commission

- Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (from April 5, 2021)

- Deputy to the 14th National Assembly; President of the Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians Group.

September 1977 – September 1984:

August 1982 – September 1984

Student at Ha Noi University of Foreign Studies, Bucharest Civil Engineering University, Romania.

Elected as Secretary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Committee in Romania, President of the Vietnamese Students’ Association in Romania

September 1984 – January 1985:

Graduated from university, waiting for work assignment

January 1985 – August 1987:

Intelligence officer, Department of Intelligence under General Department of Security, Ministry of Public Security

July 1985 – September 1985:

Undergo training on external affairs at Institute for International Relations (now Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

September 1986 – July 1987:

Undergo training at School of Intelligence (now International Academy, Ministry of Public Security

August 1987 – January 1989:

Intelligence officer, Intelligence Unit in the Southern region, Intelligence Department under General Department of Security, Ministry of Public Security

January 1989 – January 1990:

Intelligence officer, Intelligence Unit in the Southern region under General Department of Intelligence, Ministry of Public Security

January 1990 – March 1991:

Intelligence officer, Department of Europe and America under General Department of Intelligence, Ministry of Public Security

March 1991 – November 1994:

Officer of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 3rd Secretary, then 2nd Secretary at the Vietnamese Embassy in Romania

November 1994 – May 1999:

Intelligence officer, Deputy Head of Division, Department of Europe under General Department of Intelligence, Ministry of Public Security, Staff of the Secretariat for ministry leaders, Ministry of Public Security

August 1996 – January 1997:

Undergoing training at People’s Security University (now People’s Security Academy), Ministry of Public Security

September 1999 – September 2001:

Undergoing training on high-level political theory at Senior Party School (now Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics)

May 1999 – May 2006:

Deputy Director, Acting Director then Director of Department of Economic-Science Technology and Environment Intelligence, General Department of Intelligence, Ministry of Public Security

May 2006 – December 2009:

Deputy Director General, General Department of Intelligence, in charge of economic-science-technology-environment intelligence, Ministry of Public Security

December 2009 – August 2010:

Deputy Director General and then Director General, General Department of Logistics-Engineering, Ministry of Public Security

August 2010 – August 2011:

Member of the Central Public Security Party Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security in charge of logistics- engineering, finance, science, technology, environment, Ministry of Public Security. Elected as member of the Party Central Committee at the 11th National Party Congress

August 2011 – February 2015:

Member of the 11th Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Quang Ninh Provincial Military Party Committee, member of the Military Zone 3 Party Committee, Ministry of National Defense

February 2015 – January 2016:

Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organization Commission. Elected to the Party Central Committee at the 12th National Party Congress and elected as a Politburo member at the first plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee

February 2016 – April 2021:

Politburo member, member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, Chairman of the 12th Party Central Committee’s Organization Commission, Head of the 12th Party Central Committee’s Sub-commission for Internal Political Security, member of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-corruption, deputy to the 14th National Assembly, President of the Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group

Elected to the Party Central Committee at the 13th National Party Congress and elected to the Politburo at the first plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee

April 5, 2021

Elected as Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam at the 11th working session of the 14th National Assembly

New Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh was a member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, a Politburo member in the 12th and 13th tenures, Secretary of the Party Central Committee in the 12th tenure, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission and head of the committee’s sub-committee for internal political protection in the 12th tenure, an NA deputy in the 14th tenure, and Chairman of the Viet Nam – Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group of the 14th NA.

Biography of Vietnam's newly elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
Pham Minh Chinh swears in as Prime Minister of Vietnam. Photo: VNA/VNS

The resolution won the support of 462 of the 466 legislators present at the sitting, equivalent to 96.25 per cent of the total NA deputies, and took effect immediately after the adoption.

"I would like to express my gratitude to the National Assembly for the confidence in electing me to be the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. This is an honour for me personally, and also a very heavy responsibility entrusted by the Party, State and People," Chinh said in his statement.

"I am aware that the Government's activities have a very important position and role in the cause of national construction and development, in defending the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the country," he added.

Biography of Vietnam's newly elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
Chinh officially replaced Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who was elected as the Vietnamese President on Monday morning.

Taking an oath into office, Chinh swore to be absolutely loyal to the nation, the people and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Being elected as the prime minister is both a great honor and heavy responsibility, Chinh said, pledging that he will strive to fulfill the duty assigned by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), the state and the people.

In response to the request to continue promoting the innovation in the spirit of the Resolution of the Party's 13th Congress, Chinh said the Government and the Prime Minister are well aware of their responsibility to inherit and promote the achievements achieved by the previous Government and Prime Minister.

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