Vietnam’s new chief of general staff appointed

By Toan Dao   May 21, 2016 | 07:04 pm PT
Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang has appointed Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang as Chief of General Staff, more than one month after he became Vice Minister of National Defense.

The President attended an appointment ceremony on Saturday, a government statement said on May 21. Giang was promoted to Vice Minister of National Defense from Commander of Military Region 1 on April 13 of this year.

Prior to the appointment, he was also deputy chief of general staff.

Giang was born in the northern province of Thai Nguyen.

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