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Biography of Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bui Thanh Son

Full name: Bui Thanh Son

Bui Thanh Son

Date of birth: October 16, 1962

Native land: Tay Mo Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi

Date of Party admission: June 11, 1986

Education background: International relations

Member of the Party Central Committee, 12th, 13th tenures

Deputy to the National Assembly, 14th tenure

Working history

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 13th National Party Congress

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

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