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Vice Minister Bui Thanh Son


Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn was born in 1962 in Ha Noi.
He has been working in the Foreign Services for nearly 30 years. He has held various positions and built up a wide range of experience in international relations, foreign policies, international economics, international negotiations and international relations research.
He married and has one child.

Education
He graduated in 1984 from the University of Diplomacy (now the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam).
He obtained a Master in International Affairs at Columbia University, the United States of America from 1991 to 1993.
He is fluent in English and Japanese.

Career
In January 2016, he was elected as a member of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam. He was elected as a member of the 14th tenure of the National Assembly June 2016. Prior to that time, he was reappointed as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in February 2015 after his first appointment as a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in November 2009. In March 2015, he was designated as Member, General Secretary of Interdisciplinary Steering Committee for International integration of political, security and defence.
He acted as the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and then the Director General of the Department for Foreign Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from September 2008 to November 2009. He was elected as the Chief Negotiator for Partnership and Comprehensive Cooperation Agreements (PCA) between Viet Nam and European Union (EU) from November 2008 to June 2012. He worked as a Member of the Central Theoretical Council in term of 2011-2015 (from September 2011) and a Member of the National Committee on Youth of Viet Nam (from November 2010).
After accomplishing his term as the Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Viet Nam to the Republic of Singapore (from March 2000 to July 2003), he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was appointed as the Deputy Director General and then the Director General of the Department for Foreign Policies (from July 2003 to September 2008).
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn began his diplomatic career in November 1987 as a researcher at the Institute for International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From March 1996, he was designated as the Deputy Head and then the Head of Euro-American Committee, Chief of Office, Institute for International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was elected as the Deputy Director General, the Deputy Director of the Institute for International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from March 1996 to January 2000.

Awards and honours
In his diplomatic career, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn has been conferred with many awards of high distinction, namely:
- The Third-Class Labour Order in 2011 for excellent performance and contribution from 2006 to 2010 to the cause of socialist building and national defence.
- The Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit in 2014 for excellent performance and contribution to the building and implementing the Politburo’s Resolution 22-NQ/TW on international integration.
- The Third-Class Isala Order of the Laos Government in 2014.
- The Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit in 2011 for excellent performance and contribution to the negotiation of the Partnership and Comprehensive Cooperation Agreements (PCA) between Viet Nam and European Union (EU) and to the cause of socialist building and national defence.
- The Prime Minister’s Certificate of Merit in 2009 for excellent performance and contribution in the period of 2004 to 2008.
- The Minister of Foreign Affairs’ Certificate of Merit in 2005 for excellent performance and contribution to the diplomatic career from 2001 to 2005.

 
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