​​​Biography
Ambassador Extraordinary and
 Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in South Africa

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Vu Van Dung​​


Full nameVU VAN DUNG
Date of birth16 February 1960
Place of birthHai Duong, Vietnam
Academic recordsBachelor from the Institute of International Affairs (1983); Master of International Affairs and Practice from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, USA (1998); Post Graduate on National Administration Management  from the National Institute of Administration, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Foreign LanguageEnglish
FamilyMarried with two children
  
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1983-84Official at the Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1984-86Obligatory Service in the Vietnam People's Armed Forces
1986-92Official at the Press and Information Department,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992-96Attaché and Third Secretary at the Vietnam Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
1996-98Official at the Asean Secretariat,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998-2001Official at the Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001-04Consul at the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, USA
2005-2010Deputy Director of the Press and Information Department,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010-13Minister Counsellor/DCM at Vietnam Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands
2014-2016 Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the World and Vietnam Report, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2016Appointed by the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Kingdom of Swaziland. 
8 Dec. 2016 Assume duty at the Embassy of Vietnam in Pretoria, the Republic of South Africa​
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