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Trần Đại Quang (Chữ nôm: 陳大光, born 12 October 1956) is a Vietnamese politician, who is the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in office since 2 April 2016 and one of the country’s top leaders. Previously he served as Minister of Public Security from 2011 to 2016, Vice Head of Committee on HIV / AIDS Prevention from 2011 to 2014. He is a member of the 12th Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in which he is ranked second, after General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.[1]


Tran Dai Quang was born on 12 October 1956[2] in Ninh Bình Province, in what was then the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

Early career[edit]

He attended the People’s Police School in 1972. From 1972 to 1975 he was a student at the School of Foreign Languages Department of Cultural Affairs (now the Ministry of Public Security). In 1975-1976 he served as an Officer in Political Protection Department I at the Ministry of Public Security. Beginning in 1978 he was an Officer in the Political Protection Department II at the Ministry of Public Security.

From 1982 to 1987 Quang served as Deputy Secretary, political Protection Department II, Ministry of the Interior; and was at the Security University from 1981 to 1986.

From 1987 to 1990 he was Head of staff office and head of professional office, Political Protection Department II, under Ministry of Home Affairs (now Ministry of Public Security). At the same time, he did advanced theoretical study at the Academy of Nguyen Ai Quoc (1989-1991).

From 1990 to 1996 Quang served as Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, Deputy Director of Staff for Security and Deputy Director General in charge of Security Staff Department, General Department of Security. He was also enrolled in the Hanoi University of Law (1991-1994).

Trần Đại Quang meets Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, 29 September 2016

From 1996 to 2000, he was a member of General Security Department Party Organisation, Secretary of Security Staff Department Party Committee, Head of Security Staff Department. He was a graduate student at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration (1994-1997).

From 2000 to 2006 he was Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, Deputy General Director of the General Security, the Ministry of Public Security. Promoted to Major General in 2003; he was appointed associate professor in 2003 and he was appointed professor in 2009. Promoted to Lt. General in April 2007, from 2006 through 2011, Quang was a member of the Standing Central Police Party Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security.

In 2011 he was Commissioner of Police Standing Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security. In Congress 11th National Party was elected to the Party Central Committee, the Central Government is elected to the Political Bureau.

At the first session of the 13th National Assembly ratified the Prime Minister’s proposals on appointing the new cabinet. Lieutenant General Tran Dai Quang, a Politburo member, Deputy Minister of Public Security, was appointed as the new Minister of Public Security, replacing General Le Hong Anh.[3]

Trần Đại Quang and Russian President Vladimir Putin, 19 November 2016

August 30, 2011: Tran Dai Quang was appointed as the new Secretary of the Central Police Party Committee, replacing Le Hong Anh[4]

December 5, 2011: The Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General Tran Dai Quang, was promoted to the rank of Colonel General by President Truong Tan Sang. [5]

December 29, 2012: The Minister of Public Security, Colonel General Tran Dai Quang, was promoted to the rank of General by President. [6]

January 2016: The 14th Conference of the Party Central Committee XI was nominated as the new President. [7]

At the Congress of the 12th National Party was elected to the Party Central Committee, the Central Government is elected to the Politburo.

August 13, 2016: President Tran Dai Quang was appointed Head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, replacing President Truong Tan Sang



The National Assembly elected Quang as state president on 2 April 2016 with 91 percent of the vote.[12] On June 28th, 2017, President Trần Đại Quang and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held talks in Minsk yesterday, reiterating their determination to bring bilateral ties to the next level. Quang stated that Việt Nam always attached importance to cementing friendship and co-operation with Belarus. For his part, President Alexander Lukashenko affirmed that his country considers Việt Nam an external priority in Asia, hailing the country’s efforts in hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Forum in 2017. The leaders showed their delight at developments in the countries’ co-operation across the board and asserted resolve to develop bilateral friendship and co-operation in a comprehensive, practical and efficient manner[13]. On August 29th, 2017, President Trần Đại Quang congratulated outgoing Cuban Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz on the latter’s successful term in Việt Nam while receiving the Cuban diplomat in Hà Nội. He said during his four-year tenure in Việt Nam, Ambassador Diaz became a trustworthy bridge linking the two countries’ Parties and State leaders and also became a close friend and effective partner of ministries, sectors, socio-political organisations and localities in Việt Nam[14]. On September 7th, 2017, Quang and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed measures to enhance bilateral co-operation in various fields during their talks in Hà Nội yesterday. The Vietnamese President informed the media about the results of his dialogue with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, emphasising the importance of the guest’s state visit, the first of its kind since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1963. They agreed to increase delegation exchanges, especially among high-ranking officials, while strengthening co-ordination at regional and international forums of the UN, Non-Aligned Movement, and Francophone International Organisation[15]. On September 22nd, 2017, President Trần Đại Quang has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRIC) to continue providing support for member organisations in Southeast Asia, including Việt Nam[16]. On September 27th, 2017, President Quang welcomed new foreign ambassadors to Vietnam. Welcoming Israeli Ambassador Nadav Eshcar, President Quang expressed his delight over the sound development of co-operative ties between the two countries, as demonstrated by President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin’s State visit to Việt Nam in March, Israel’s recognition of Việt Nam’s full market economy and the ongoing negotiations towards a bilateral free trade agreement. The two countries had also expanded co-operation in trade, high-tech agriculture, the security-defence industry and education and training, President Quang stressed. The Vietnamese leader suggested that both sides strive to finalize and sign the bilateral FTA in 2018 and implement measures to increase two-way trade to US$3 billion in the coming years. The Israeli diplomat highlighted that agreements signed between the two countries had created a framework to bolster bilateral ties, and that Việt Nam was an important partner. Receiving Bangladeshi Ambassador Samina Naz, Quang affirmed that Việt Nam cherished its traditional friendship and cooperative ties with the South Asian country. As the bilateral trade had become more robust, reaching $609 million in 2016, the President said he hoped that Bangladesh would import more Vietnamese farm produce, aquatic products and consumer goods while creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in infrastructure, power and telecommunications in Bangladesh. He said he hoped that Bangladesh would support Việt Nam’s bid for non-permanent membership on the United Nations’ Security Council for 2020-21 tenure and the Vietnamese candidate for UNESCO General Director Chair in 2017-21 tenure. Samina Naz pledged to do her utmost to enhance relations between the two countries, particularly economic-trade relations. In conversations with Finnish Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto and Austrian Ambassador Thomas Schuller Gotzburg, President Quang called on the two countries to push for the early signing and approval of the Việt Nam – EU Free Trade Agreement to open up new business opportunities for enterprises from each nation. Both the Finnish and Austrian ambassadors affirmed that their countries wanted to boost co-operation with Việt Nam across fields. In another reception for Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera, President Quang stressed that the Party, State and people of Vietnam treasured solidarity and comprehensive co-operation with Cuba. He said that Vietnamese agencies would co-operate to create favourable conditions for the Cuban diplomat to fulfill his mission in the host country. The Cuban ambassador underscored that Cuba and Việt Nam had enjoyed rosy relations in the past years, especially politics. Cuba wanted to further collaboration with Việt Nam in various sectors, she added [17]

Personal life[edit]

Quang is married to Madam Nguyen Thi Hien,[18] who performs ceremonial functions as the First Lady of Vietnam.

Books written[edit]

  • “Cyberspace – Future and Action”, 2015[19]
  • The people have the strength to protect the National Security, 2015 [20]

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