Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh Biography Positions and Working History
duonghanhnguyen 5-07-2021, 13:08

Mr Pham Minh Chinh was elected as Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam at the 11th working session of the 14th National Assembly on April 5, 2021.



Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh - Photo: VGP

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's Biography

Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh was born on December 10, 1958, at Hoa Loc Commune, Hau Loc District, Thanh Hoa Province. He was trained to be a civil and industrial construction engineer, holds a doctorate in law and the Associate Professor title in security science. Pham Minh Chinh can speak Romanian.

From September 1977 – September 1984, he studied at Ha Noi University of Foreign Studies then moved to Bucharest Civil Engineering University, Romania to continue his education path. Chinh was elected as Secretary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Committee in Romania, President of the Vietnamese Students’ Association in Romania from August 1982 to September 1984.

Pham Minh Chinh joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on December 25, 1986. He also attended courses at Hồ Chí Minh National Academy of Politics, receiving an Advanced Degree in Political Theory, Nhan Dan cited.

Short Biography of Vietnam's 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


Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh Biography Positions and Working History

Photo: Nhan Dan

Awards granted for Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

During his career, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has been granted several orders and medals. He holds the Third-Class Military Exploit Order, two Second-Class Feat Orders, a Second-Class Labor Order, a First-Class Glorious Fighter Medal, and Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit, according to VGP.



Photo: Presidential Office

Positions & Working History

Before elected as Vietnam's Prime Minister on April 5, 2021, Pham Minh Chinh has been a member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th, and 13th tenures. He was a politburo member in the 12th, 13th tenures, Secretary of the 12th Party Central Committee, and Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Organization Commission. Chinh is a Deputy to the 14th National Assembly and the President of the Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians Group.

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



Photo: Thanh Tra

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 a 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



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Vietnam's Prime Minister's Tasks

Vietnam's Prime Minister is responsible for comprehensively leading and managing all activities within the ambit of the Government’s functions, tasks, and powers.

b) To personally direct and administer the following fields:

- National socio-economic development strategies and plans.

- National financial, credit, monetary strategies, and policies.

- Climate change adaptation strategies.

- National defense, security diplomacy strategies, and assurance of national defense and security.

- Institutional building; apparatus organization and personnel work; state administrative boundaries, and general issues on emulation and commendation.

- State budget expenditures and use of State budget reserves, financial reserve fund, foreign exchange reserve fund, and other funds of the State; issuance of Government debentures and bonds.

- Coordination between the Government and organs/agencies of the Party, the National Assembly, the State President, the Viet Nam Fatherlands Front Central Committee, and socio-political organizations.

c) To monitor and direct the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Public Security, the Viet Nam News Agency, the Viet Nam Television, the Voice of Viet Nam, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Management Board.

d) Personally act as Head of the State Steering Committee for the East Sea and Islands, Head of the National Steering Committee for Cyber Safety and Security; Head of the National Committee for E-Government; Chairman of the National Emulation-Commendation Council, Chairman of other national committees and councils.


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

Email: vgpnews@chinhphu.vn


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