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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Trần, but is often changed to Tran in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should be called by the given name Quang.
His Excellency

Trần Đại Quang
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8th President of Vietnam
In office
2 April 2016 – 21 September 2018
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh
Preceded by Trương Tấn Sang
Succeeded by Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh (Acting)
Minister of Public Security
In office
3 August 2011 – 8 April 2016
Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Preceded by Lê Hồng Anh
Succeeded by Tô Lâm
Secretary of the Central Police Party Committee
In office
30 August 2011 – 4 May 2016
Preceded by Lê Hồng Anh
Succeeded by Tô Lâm
Head of Central Highlands Steering Committee
In office
3 August 2011 – 31 July 2016
Preceded by Lê Hồng Anh
Succeeded by Tô Lâm
Personal details
Born (1956-10-12)12 October 1956
Ninh Bình Province, North Vietnam (now Vietnam)
Died 21 September 2018(2018-09-21) (aged 61)
Hanoi, Vietnam
Nationality Vietnamese
Political party Flag of the Communist Party of Vietnam.svg Communist Party of Vietnam
Spouse(s) Nguyễn Thị Hiền
Relatives Trần Quốc Tỏ (brother)
Education University of Security (BA)
Vietnam National University, Hanoi (LLB)
National Academy of Public Administration, Ho Chi Minh (PhD) (LLD)
Military service
Allegiance  Vietnam
Branch/service Vietnam People's Public Security insignia.jpg Vietnam People's Public Security
Years of service 1972–2016
Rank General
Awards Vietnam Military Exploit Order ribbon.png Military Exploit Order (2011)
Vietnam Fatherland Defense Order ribbon.png Fatherland Defense Order (2011)

Trần Đại Quang (12 October 1956 – 21 September 2018) was a Vietnamese politician. He was President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He joined office on April 2, 2016. He was elected to the post by the National Assembly, and nominated by his predecessor Trương Tấn Sang who retired from office.


Trần Đại Quang joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on 26 July 1980 and became official party member on 26 July 1981. And from 1997 he became a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam and a member of the Central Committee of the party. At the 12th Party Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam in January 2016 Trần Đại Quang the Police General and former Minister of Public Security was proposed as President of the state. On 2 April  2016 with 91.5 percent votes of the 11th Session of the National Assembly. The National Assembly confirmed on that day he official became the new President, he succeeded Trương Tấn Sang. On the same day, he proposed Nguyễn Xuân Phúc as the new head of government.


  •  Vietnam: Fatherland Defense Order (2011)
  •  Vietnam: Military Exploit Order 1st class (2011)
  •  Cuba: Order of José Martí (2016)
  •  Laos: Order of National Gold (2017)
  •  Vietnam: Military Exploit Order 2nd class
  •  Vietnam: Military Exploit Order 3rd class
  •  Cambodia: Friendship Order 1st class

Personal life

Trần Đại Quang is married to Madam Nguyễn Thị Hiền, who performs ceremonial functions as the First Lady of Vietnam.


Trần Đại Quang died in 108 Military Central Hospital on September 21, 2018 in Hanoi from complications of a virus at the age of 61.

Political offices
Preceded by
Trương Tấn Sang
President of Vietnam
Government offices
Preceded by
Lê Hồng Anh
Minister of Public Security
Succeeded by
Tô Lâm
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Nguyễn Phú Trọng
as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam
Rank of the Communist Party of Vietnam
12th Politburo
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
as Prime Minister of Vietnam
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
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