Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States of America

 

Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was born in 1963. He has served in the diplomatic service since 1988 in different positions and has much experience in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.

 

He was appointed by President Tran Dai Quang as the sixth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United States of America in March 2018. He arrived in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2018 and presented his Credentials to President Donald J. Trump on September 17, 2018.

 

From May 2013 to July 2018, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc served as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in charge of relations with countries in the Americas, especially the United States as well as with the United Nations and other international organizations.

 

From 2011 to 2013, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc held the position of Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director General of Department of Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

From 2008 to 2011, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Director General, Executive Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

From 2007 to 2008, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Deputy Director General, Department of Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

From 2004 to 2007, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Viet Nam in Japan.

 

From 2003 to 2004, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Deputy Director General, Office of the Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

From 2002 to 2003, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Assistant Director General, Office of the Ministry and Executive Assistant to Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

From 2001 to 2002, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Head of North America Division, Department of Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

From 1997 to 2000, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Vice Consul, Head of Economic Section, Viet Nam Consulate General in San Francisco, United States.

 

From 1988 to 1997, Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc was Desk Officer, Department of Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam in 1985. He studied Russian in Kiev University, Ukraine from 1986 to 1987 and earned a master degree of International Relations at Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam in 2010.

 

Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc is married to Mme. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lien and has two children.