Vietnam appoints new public security minister

By Pham Du   June 6, 2024 | 01:34 am PT
Vietnam appoints new public security minister
Minister of Public Security Lương Tam Quang. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The National Assembly passed a resolution on Thursday to approve the appointment of Colonel General Luong Tam Quang to the position of Minister of Public Security for the 2021-2026 term.

Quang, 59, from the northern Hung Yen Province, has been serving as a deputy head of the ministry.

With a bachelor's degree in Criminal Investigation, his career began in the security sector, where he held positions such as Head of the Economic Security Department and Deputy Director of General Economic Security.

He later served as assistant to deputy minister of public security, the ministry's deputy chief of staff, and its chief of staff cum spokesperson.

In 2019, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Public Security and Head of the Security Investigation Agency of the ministry. In January 2022, he was promoted to the rank of colonel general. In January 2021, he was elected to the 13th Central Committee of the Communist Party.

The Minister of Public Security in Vietnam is a high-ranking position within the Vietnamese government, responsible for overseeing the country's public security. This includes a broad range of duties such as maintaining internal security, enforcing laws, managing immigration, and ensuring the safety of citizens against crimes and external threats.

The Ministry of Public Security also handles the police forces, security intelligence, and other related activities to protect national security and maintain public order. This role is crucial in the Vietnamese government's structure, as it directly impacts the nation's stability and law enforcement.

On May 22, General To Lam, then Minister of Public Security, was elected president to replace Vo Van Thuong who had resigned from his political career.

Lam's deputy Tran Quoc To, a colonel general, was appointed the interim minister on the same day.

The ministry has three other deputy ministers, Lieunetant Generals Le Quoc Hung, Nguyen Van Long and Le Van Tuyen.

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