Apr 08, 2021 / 13:20

Vietnam parliament approves new government members

Newly-appointed ministers are expected to stand shoulder to shoulder with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to promote the country's socio-economic growth.

The National Assembly (NA) today [April 8] approved the appointment of two new deputy prime ministers and 12 ministers/ministerial-level positions with an endorsement of 455 out of 459 deputies present.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai

 Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai. File photos

Le Minh Khai, born 1964 in the southern province of Bac Lieu, has a master degree in Audit Accounting. Khai is currently member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

He held the positions of Deputy Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Vietnam for the 2007-2014 period, Chairman of the Bac Lieu Provincial People's Committee and Secretary of the Bac Lieu Provincial Party Committee.

In October 2017, Khai was appointed Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate and then the Secretary of the Party Committee of the Government Inspectorate for the 2015-2020 period.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh

 Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh.

Le Van Thanh, born 1962 in the northern city of Haiphong, is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Secretary of the municipal Party Committee. He was the director of Haiphong Cement company before being appointed Vice Chairman of Haiphong People’s Committee and other municipal positions.

Minister of National Defence Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang

 Minister of National Defence Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang.

Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang was born in 1960 in the northern province of Nam Dinh. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and held the positions of Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son

 Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son

Bui Thanh Son was born in 1962 in Hanoi. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

Son was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.  

Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra

 Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra.

Pham Thi Thanh Tra was born in 1964 in the northern province of Nghe An. Tra is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Tra was Vice Minister of Home Affairs and Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organization Commission.

Minister, Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Affairs Hau A Lenh

  Minister, Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Affairs Hau A Lenh.

Hau A Lenh was born in 1973 in the northern province of Lao Cai. Lenh is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Lenh held the position of Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son

 Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son

Tran Van Son was born in 1961 in the northern province of Nam Dinh. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

He was Vice Chairman of the Government Office.

Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc

  Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc.

Ho Duc Phoc was born in 1962 in the northern province of Nghe An. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

Phoc held the position of State Auditor General.

Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son

Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son.

Nguyen Kim Son was born in 1966 in Haiphong City. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Director of the Hanoi National University.

Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien

 Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien.

Nguyen Hong Dien was born in 1965 in the southern province of Tien Giang . He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

He was the Vice Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education.

Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate Doan Hong Phong

 Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate Doan Hong Phong.

Doan Hong Phong was born in 1963 in the northern province of Nam Dinh. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

Phong was Secretary of Nam Dinh province Party Committee.

Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan

 Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.

Le Minh Hoan was born in 1961 in the southern province of Dong Thap. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

Hoan was Vice Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development.

Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi

 Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi.

Nguyen Thanh Nghi was born in 1976 in the southern province of Ca Mau. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and deputy of the 14th National Assembly.

Nghi was Vice Minister of Construction, and upon being designated minister, he is the youngest member in the new government.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung

 Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung.


Nguyen Van Hung was born in 1961 in the central province of Quang Tri. He is member of the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

He was Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.