Former Defense Deputy Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh passes away
VGP - Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, former Deputy Minister of National Defense passed away on September 14 at home in the capital city of Ha Noi after a period of ill health.
Comrade Nguyen Chi Vinh was born on May 15, 1957 in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.
In November 1999, he was appointed Deputy Director of the General Department of Defense Intelligence under the Ministry of National Defense with the rank of Colonel. In June 2000, he became Director of the General Department of Defense Intelligence.
In February 2002 and December 2004, he was promoted to the grade of Major General and Lieutenant-General respectively.
From March 2009 to June 2021, he served as Deputy Minister of National Defense.
He was elected to the Party Central Committee in the 11th and 12th tenures, and retired in late 2021.
During his 12 years serving as Deputy Minister of National Defense, Nguyen made practical contributions to promoting the development of Viet Nam's defense diplomacy, including sending forces to UN peacekeeping missions and organizing a series of ASEAN defense meetings.
The Party and State have presented the Senior Lieutenant General many noble awards in recognition of his contributions to national development and defense. He was also honored with noble distinctions by Cambodia, Russia, Cuba and Japan./.