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Vietnam finance minister appointed as Party chief of Hanoi

Vietnam finance minister appointed as Party chief of Hanoi

Sunday, April 04, 2021, 18:30 GMT+7
Vietnam finance minister appointed as Party chief of Hanoi
Vietnam's Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung (L) claps during a ceremony to receive a Politburo decision to appoint him as chief of the Hanoi Party Committee in the capital on April 3, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung has been named chief of the Hanoi Party Committee this week, taking over from his predecessor Vuong Dinh Hue, who had been elected as chairman of the legislature.

Dung received a Politburo decision to appoint him to the post from Vo Van Thuong, a top Party official, in Hanoi on Saturday.

“I’ll try my best to complete the political missions assigned by the Party, state, and capital’s people,” Dung said during the handover ceremony.

Vietnam's Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung (L) receives a Politburo decision to appoint him as chief of the Hanoi Party Committee from Vo Van Thuong, a top Party official, in the capital on April 3, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam's Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung (L) receives a Politburo decision to appoint him as chief of the Hanoi Party Committee from Vo Van Thuong, a top Party official, in the capital on April 3, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The decision was issued on Wednesday, when Hue won a majority vote to become the chair of the National Assembly.

Hue also served as Minister of Finance from August 2011 to February 2013. The politician took office as the Hanoi Party chief in February 2020.

Vietnam's Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung (L) takes a bouquet of flowers from Vuong Dinh Hue, chairman of the National Assembly, during a ceremony to receive a Politburo decision to appoint the former as chief of the Hanoi Party Committee in the capital on April 3, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam's Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung (L) takes a bouquet of flowers from Vuong Dinh Hue, chairman of the National Assembly, during a ceremony to receive a Politburo decision to appoint the former as chief of the Hanoi Party Committee in the capital on April 3, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Born in 1961 in Ninh Binh Province, Dung has an MBA and a university degree in economics, according to his biography.

He was named Minister of Finance in May 2013, having been Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Vietnam since August 2011.

From October 2010 to July 2011, Dung was in office as secretary of the Ninh Binh Party Committee.

He worked as a deputy construction minister from June 2003 to May 2008.

Both Dung and Hue are members of the all-powerful Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

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