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Biography of H.E Ambassador Le Hoai Trung

H.E. Mr. Le Hoai Trung

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative

H.E. Mr. Le Hoai Trung was appointed by the H.E. Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic Viet Nam to the United Nations Organization on 31 December 2010. At the time of the appointment, he was Deputy Foreign Minister.

H.E. Mr. Le Hoai Trung’s past responsibilities included those to advise to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and undertake activities connected with Viet Nam’s relations with major inter-governmental organizations, including the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement, and major international issues of disarmament, security, human rights, the environment, climate change and others.  He took part in a large number of international events, including the assumption of the post of Ambassador, President of the First Period of the 2009 Session of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament and Vice-President of the New York-based Executive Board of the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Population Fund (2000-2001). 

H.E. Mr. Le Hoai Trung worked for the Department of General Political Affairs and the Department of International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was Director-General of the latter before being appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister. As Director-General of International Organizations, he contributed to directing Viet Nam’s participation in the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member of the Organ (2008-2009), the preparation and presentation of the country’s first national report under the Universal Periodical Review of the Human Rights Council and the implementation of the “One  UN-Delivering as One” initiative in Viet Nam.  His foreign postings were at the Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations in New York (1983-1986, 1991-1993 and 1999-2002) and was Minister-Counselor, Deputy Permanent Representative when he was last posted at the Mission. 

H.E. Mr. Le Hoai Trung was born in Ha Noi, Viet Nam in 1961.  He obtained a PhD in Law Degree from the Graduate Academy of Social Sciences of Viet Nam, a Master of Arts Degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the School of Foreign Affairs, Ha Noi, Viet Nam. He speaks English and French.  He and his wife, Madam Le Nguyet Anh, have two sons and a daughter.