Vietnamese Ambassador assumes office as ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General
08:41 | 16/02/2021
VGP – Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Duc Binh took office as Deputy Secretary-General for Community and Corporate Affairs at a ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 15.

New Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Tran Duc Binh

Binh, who was former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to ASEAN, will served a three-year term from 2021 to 2024.

He will support the ASEAN Secretary-General in providing strategic direction and guidance on research, corporate and public affairs as well as outreach activities.

Binh will oversee the implementation of administration and general affairs, finance and budget, human resources, information technology, information resource management, community outreach, stakeholder engagements, protocol, conference and formalities, legal affairs, program cooperation and project management, and others.

Deputy Secretary-General Binh obtained MA in International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a BA in English Linguistics from Ha Noi University of Foreign Studies in Viet Nam./.

Binh is the third Vietnamese diplomat to join ASEAN Secretariat leadership. Earlier Le Luong Minh and Hoang Anh Tuan served as Secretary-General from January 2013-January 2018 and Deputy Secretary-General from February 2018-February 2021.

By Ngoc Van

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