Nguyen Minh Triet
President of Vietnam
Nguyễn Minh Triết (born in 1942) was president of Vietnam from 2006 to 2011. He was elected by the National Assembly of Vietnam with 464 votes (94%) on June 27, 2006. He was previously the head of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Mr. President and I also had direct and open exchange of views on a matter that we may differ, especially on matters related to religion and human rights. And our approach is that we would increase our dialogue in order to have a better understanding of each other. And we are also determined not to let those differences afflict our overall, larger interest.