Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Le Luong Minh Confirmed as ASEAN Secretary General-Designate

This morning ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan confirmed that Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh has been nominated as the next ASEAN Secretary General.  “ASEAN welcomes the designation of the Vice Minister of Vietnam as the next Secretary General and I feel relieved already," according to VietnamNet.  I have commented on Mr. Minh's considerable strengths here.

Mr. Minh will be formally presented to ASEAN leaders at the November 2012 ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh and will take office in January 2013.