Leaders of Vietnam and the newly-appointed Government members pose for a group photo on April 8 morning (Photo: VNA)
the support of the majority of legislators, the National Assembly (NA) on April
8 morning adopted a resolution approving the Prime Minister’s proposal to appoint
12 new ministers and Government members for the 2016 – 2021 tenure.
Accordingly, Sen. Lt. Gen.
Phan Van Giang, member of the Standing Board of the Central Military
Commission, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy
Minister of National Defence, was appointed Minister of National Defence.
Standing Deputy Minister of
Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son; Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh
Tra; Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan; Deputy Minister
of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi; and Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and
Tourism Nguyen Van Hung were also named leaders of their respective ministries.
Vice President and Secretary
General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Hau A Lenh was
assigned to serve as Minister and Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority
Affairs; Standing Vice Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son now
Minister and Chairman of the Government Office; Auditor General of the State
Audit Office Ho Duc Phoc now Minister of Finance; Director of the Vietnam
National University, Hanoi Nguyen Kim Son now Minister of Education and
Training; Vice Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Popularisation and
Education Commission Nguyen Hong Dien now Minister of Industry and Trade; and
Secretary of the Nam Dinh provincial Party Committee and head of the NA
deputies’ delegation of Nam Dinh Doan Hong Phong now Inspector General of the
The resolution took effect
upon the NA’s approval./.