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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Pham. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should be called by the given name Dong.

Phạm Văn Đồng (1 March 1906 – 29 April 2000) was the first Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since 1976 until his retirement in 1987. Prior to that he had served as the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 1955 to 1976. He was the longest serving Vietnamese Prime Minister (1955-1987). He was the student and associate of President Hồ Chí Minh .His nickname was Tô which was once his alias.

Phạm Văn Đồng
Phạm Văn Đồng 1972.jpg
Pham Van Dong in 1972
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
2 July 1976 – 18 June 1987
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byPhạm Hùng
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
In office
20 September 1955 – 2 July 1976
Preceded byHồ Chí Minh
Succeeded byPost abolished
Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam
In office
25 June 1947 – 20 September 1955
Member of the Politburo
In office
1951–1987
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
April 1954 – February 1961
Minister of Finance
In office
16 August 1945 – March 1946
Personal details
Born(1906-03-01)1 March 1906
Đức Tân village, Mộ Đức district, in Quảng Ngãi Province, Indochina
Died29 April 2000(2000-04-29) (aged 94)
Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
NationalityVietnamese
Political partyCommunist Party of Vietnam
AwardsVietnam Gold Star ribbon.png Gold Star Order

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