Communist Party politician and, beginning in 2006, eighth Prime Minister of Vietnam. Before beginning his political career, he served in both the Cambodian-Vietnamese War and the Vietnam War.
He headed the State Bank of Vietnam in the late 1990s.
He and Ho Chi Minh were both Prime Ministers of Vietnam.
At the age of twelve, he volunteered to assist the Viet Cong forces in nursing and communications capacities. Later, he participated in combat and was wounded several times.
He was born in the southern Vietnamese city of Ca Mau. He later married Tran Thanh Kiem.
- The meaning of the name Dung: Bravery