His Excellency Ha Kim Ngoc

Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc 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 2013-2018, Ngoc served as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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 2011-2013, Ngoc held the position of Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director General of Department of Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before that, he was Director General, Executive Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 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 1986-1987 and earned an M.A. in International Relations at Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam in 2010. Ngoc is married to Mme. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lien and has two children.