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Viet Nam

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country at the eastern edge of mainland Southeast Asia, with an area of 331,212 square kilometres (127,882 sq mi) and a population of over 100 million, making it the world's fifteenth-most populous country. Vietnam shares land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west.


Our standard dataset contains 1,681 entities connected with Viet Nam. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Viet Nam. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,114 entities identified as PEPs connected with Viet Nam.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Acting President1--
Deputy Prime Minister4--
Prime Minister1--
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development1--
Minister of Construction1--
Minister of Culture, Sports, & Tourism1--
Minister of Education & Training1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs131
Minister of Home Affairs1--
Minister of Industry & Trade1--
Minister of Information & Communications1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Labor, War Invalids, & Social Affairs1--
Minister of National Defense1--
Minister of Planning & Investment1--
Minister of Public Security111
Minister of Science & Technology1--
Minister of Transport1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-492-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Auditor General of Vietnam--1
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Vietnam-61
ambassador of Germany to Vietnam-41
ambassador of Hungary to Vietnam-11
ambassador of Vietnam to Belgium-1-
ambassador of Vietnam to Cambodia--1
ambassador of Vietnam to Japan-21
ambassador of Vietnam to the United Kingdom-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Vietnam-1-
Vietnamese ambassador to Hungary--1

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the National Assembly of Vietnam-9870
Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam-153
President of Vietnam-81
Minister of Health-7-
Chairman of the Office of the Government of Vietnam-51
Governor, State Bank of Vietnam141
Minister of Transport of Vietnam-51
Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam-41
Minister of Defence-41
Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam-41
Minister of Finance of Vietnam-41
Minister of Home Affairs of Vietnam-41
Chief of General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army-31
Minister of Agriculture of Vietnam-31
Minister of Construction of Vietnam-31
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam-4-
Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam-31
Vice President of Vietnam-31
Minister of Justice of Vietnam-21
Minister of Planning and Investment of Vietnam-21
Prime Minister of Vietnam-21
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam-11
Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations-11
Chairman, Government Inspectorate1--
Chairman, Office of the Government1--
Chairman, State Ethnic Minorities Ctte.1--
General Secretary1--
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam-1-
Secretary of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...