Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
(born November 17, 1949 in Ca Mau province
) is the Prime minister
. He was confirmed by the National Assembly
on June 27, 2006, having been nominated by his predecessor, Phan Van Khai
, who retired from office. Since a party congress in January 2011, Dung has been ranked fourth in the hierarchy of the Communist Party of Vietnam
, under the Party General secretary
and the Minister of Defense
Dung was born in Ca Mau Province in southern Vietnam. On his 12th birthday, the young Dung is said to have voluntarily joined the Vietcong
, doing first-aid, and communication tasks; he also worked as a nurse, and a physician. Dung was four times wounded in the Vietnam War
, and was later ranked as a level 2/4 wounded veteran. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law (doctor of jurisprudence) in the forest university following the end of the war.
Dung previously served as first deputy prime minister from September 29, 1997. He was also the governor of the State Bank of Vietnam
between 1998 and 1999. He was admitted to the Communist Party of Vietnam
on June 10, 1967, then joined the army as a full-fledged fighter and was subsequently elected a member of the Party’s Politburo at the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth National Party Congresses.Nhan Dan
, , June 27, 2006.
He is the first senior Vietnamese communist leader who was born after... Read More