Phan Văn Khải

Phan Văn Khải

Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải in 2005
6th Prime Minister of Vietnam
In office
24 September 1997  27 June 2006
President Trần Đức Lương
Deputy Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
General Secretary Lê Khả Phiêu
Nông Đức Mạnh
Preceded by Võ Văn Kiệt
Succeeded by Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
First Deputy Prime Minister
In office
8 August 1991  29 September 1997
Prime Minister Võ Văn Kiệt
Preceded by Võ Văn Kiệt
Succeeded by Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Personal details
Born (1933-12-25) 25 December 1933
Củ Chi District, Saigon, Cochinchina
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam
In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Phan. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Khai.

Phan Văn Khải ( listen; born December 25, 1933) was Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1997 to 2006.

Khai was born in Tan Thong Hoi Commune, Củ Chi District, Saigon. He joined the revolution in 1947 and moved to Hanoi in 1954.

He was elected as Prime Minister on September 24, 1997, and was re-elected in August 2002. In 2005, he became the first Prime Minister of Vietnam to visit United States, meeting with President George W. Bush. On June 24, 2006, he announced his resignation, along with President Trần Đức Lương.

Political offices
Preceded by
Võ Văn Kiệt
Prime Minister of Vietnam
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
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