JAKARTA, 15 February 2018 – Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan took office today as the new Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Political Security Community. He will serve for a three-year term from 2018 to 2021.
Guided by the ASEAN Charter, DSG Hoang Anh Tuan will support the Secretary-General of ASEAN in implementing the ASEAN Political Security Community Blueprint and strengthening relations with ASEAN Dialogue Partners and the international community.
DSG Tuan is from Viet Nam and succeeded former DSG V. P. Hirubalan from Singapore. Prior to assuming the position, DSG Tuan served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Viet Nam to Indonesia and concurrently the non-resident Ambassador of Viet Nam to Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
DSG Tuan carries with him over 25 years of experience, serving various appointments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam both as a diplomat and a researcher. One of such appointments was the Minister Counselor position at the Embassy of Viet Nam in Washington D.C. between 2007 and 2010.
As a researcher, Dr Tuan has worked at various think-tanks around the world, including Norway, Denmark, Singapore and Sweden. He has published extensively on Viet Nam’s foreign policy; politics and security in Southeast Asia; and U.S. and China’s policy towards East and Southeast Asia.
He obtained his PhD in International Relations and MA in Law and Diplomacy from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA under the Ford Foundation and Fulbright scholarships respectively. He gained his BA from the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam.
As stated in the ASEAN Charter, the Secretary-General of ASEAN shall be assisted by four Deputy Secretaries-General, of different nationalities from the Secretary-General and shall come from four different ASEAN Member States.
Profile of DSG Tuan can be seen here.