Resolution on appointment of 18 ministers, four cabinet members passed

The 15th National Assembly (NA) passed a resolution ratifying Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s proposal on the appointment of 18 ministers and four other members of the Government for the 2021-2026 tenure during its ongoing first session on July 28, with a majority of “yes” votes.

Accordingly, General To Lam, member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Politburo in the 12th and 13th tenures, and member of the 14th-term and 15th-term National Assembly, was appointed to Minister of Public Security.

General Phan Van Giang, member of the Party Central Committee in the 12th and 13th tenures and member of the 13th Politburo assumes the post as Minister of National Defence.

Bui Thanh Son, member of the Party Central Committee in the 12th and 13th tenures and member of the 14th-term and 15th-term National Assembly, was approved to be Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Nguyen Chi Dung, member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures and member of the 14th-term and 15th-term National Assembly, was appointed to Minister of Planning and Investment.

Nguyen Hong Dien, member of the Party Central Committee in the 12th and 13th tenures and member of the 14th-term and 15th-term National Assembly, undertakes the position as Minister of Industry and Trade.

The legislative body also approved the appointment of 13 other ministers, including the Minister of Finance; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Minister of Home Affairs; Minister of Justice; and Minister of Transport; Minister of Construction; Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; Minister of Information and Communications; Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Education and Training; and Minister of Health.

Four other Government members were also named, including the Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Hau A Lenh, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Hong, Government Inspector General Doan Hong Phong and Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son.

The resolution became effective right after is was approved by the National Assembly.

Earlier, the NA heard the NA Standing Committee’s report on the results of group discussions on the proposal to approve the appointment of the ministers and other Government members.