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H.E. Mr. Pham Viet Anh is Viet Nam’s Ambassador in the Netherlands

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On July 8th, 2020, H.E. Mr. Pham Viet Anh presented his credentials to H.M. King Willem Alexander, thus officially becoming Viet Nam’s Ambassador to the Netherlands. Ambassador Pham arrives in The Hague after over 20 years of experience in his country’s diplomatic services.

A double Bachelor graduate from University of Hanoi, both in French Language and Civilization (1985) and in History (1994), between 1987 and 1997 Mr. Pham spent a decade researching on Ho Chi Minh ideology at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, while at the same time earning a diploma from the Institute of International Public Administration of Paris in 1996.  

With such a diverse academic background, in 1997 Mr. Pham decided to join his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He started as a Desk Officer at the Directorate of State Protocol, where he worked for four years (1997-2001) before being posted in Algeria, where he worked at the Vietnamese Embassy with the rank of Second and First Secretary (2001-2005).

Following the experience in North Africa, Mr. Pham returned to Hanoi, where joined the Ministry’s Organization and Personnel Department. There he worked first as Assistant Director-General (2006-2008), and then as Deputy Director-General (2008-2010, 2015-2016). In the same period, Mr. Pham also piled up further academic experience, this time by earning a Master degree in International Relations at Viet Nam’s Diplomatic Academy (2011), as well as further experience abroad, by serving as Minister Counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy in France (2011-2014). 

In 2017, Mr. Pham was then appointed Director-General at the Ministry’s Chief Inspection body – a role that he maintained until 2020, when he moved to The Hague to become his country’s Ambassador. As a new experience is beginning for Ambassador Pham, Diplomat Magazine and the whole diplomatic community of the Netherlands extend to him a warm welcome!

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