Le Hai Binh, deputy spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, has been appointed as Spokesman for the Ministry.

Under a decision signed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on February 8, Binh will also work as acting Director of the Press and Information Department (PID) of the Ministry.

The previous PID Director and FM Spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi was accredited as Ambassador to Australia, Vanuatu, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Solomon Islands.

Born in 1977, Dr. Binh started working at the FM in 2000. He has held the post of Deputy Director of the Department of Foreign Policy and Secretary of the Deputy PM and Foreign Minister since December, 2008 before taking over the new role.-VNA