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Profile: Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong

10-11-2011 15:57 BJT

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to China on Oct. 11-15, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, who is also the Chinese president.

Trong, born in 1944 in Hanoi, holds a doctorate degree. He studied at the Literature Faculty of the Hanoi General University (now the Hanoi National University) from 1963 to 1967 and joined the Communist Party of Vietnam in 1967.

Trong worked at the Document Department of the Communist Magazine from Dec. 1967 to July 1968. He was an editor at the magazine's Party Construction Department between July 1968 and August 1973.

He pursued a master’s degree in political economics at the Nguyen Ai Quoc High-ranking Party Institute from Sept. 1973 to April 1976. He worked as an editor at the magazine's Party Construction Department between May 1976 and August 1981, studied in the Soviet Union from September 1981 to July 1983, gaining an associate professorship there, and became vice head and then head of the Party Construction Department between August 1983 and February 1989.

Trong became a member of the magazine's editing board between March 1989 and April 1990, deputy editor-in-chief from May 1990 to August 1991, and editor-in-chief in August 1991. He was elected to the Communist Party of the Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) in January 1994, re-elected in June 1996, and became deputy secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee in October 1996, and member of the CPVCC's Political Bureau in December 1997.

Trong became secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee in January 2000, chairman of the Central Theoretical Council in 2001, member of the CPVCC in April 2001, and member of the Political Bureau in April 2006.

Trong was Chairman of the National Assembly from 2006 to 2011.

In January 2011, he was elected General Secretary of the 11th CPV Central Committee.

It is the first visit to China for Trong since being elected General Secretary of the Central Committee.

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Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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