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Friday, May 24, 2013

Vietnam has new Finance Minister

The National Assembly on May 24 approved the government’s nomination of Dinh Tien Dung as Finance Minister of Vietnam with 71.28% of votes in favour.
The legislature also voted in favour a resolution relieving Dung of his position as General Auditor, paving the way for the legislative ratification of the government’s proposed nomination.  

At the current NA session on May 23, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung proposed General Auditor Dinh Tien Dung to replace his predecessor Vuong Dinh Hue who was assigned to head the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission.

Born in 1961, Dung was elected State General Auditor of Vietnam in August 2011 by the National Assembly.

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, on behalf of the NA Standing Committee, presented a report nominating Nguyen Huu Van, Secretary of the Lao Cai provincial Party Committee, as General Auditor of Vietnam.

Van, 57, is a PhD in Economics. 
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