Nguyen Manh Cam
Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Born in 1929 into a working family in HungDung Commune, Hung Nguyen District (now belongs to Vinh City), Nghe An Province.
1945: Join the Revolutionary in Hung Dung Commune
1946: Joined the Communist Party of Vietnam.
1947: Took part in Youth work and in Party and Administration work in the 4th Interzone.
1952: Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Foreign Ministry Office, Department of Synthesis, Department for monitoring Paris Negotiation and implementing Paris Agreement).
1973: Ambassador of Vietnam to the Federal Republic of Germany, concurrently accredited to the Republic of Austria, Iran and Swiss Confederation.
1981: Vice-Minister for Foreign Trade
1987: Ambassador of Vietnam to the Soviet Union
1991: Elected as Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 9th Session of the eighth legislature of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of VietNam at the 6th, 7th and 8th National Congresses in 1986, 1991, 1996 respectively.
1/1994: elected member of the political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of VietNam
6/1996: Re-elected member of the political Bureau of the central Committee of the Communist Party of VietNam
9/1997: Elected Deputy Prime Minister and concurrently Minister for Foreign Affairs.
1/2000-2011: Deputy Prime Minister.