Earlier, in 2016, Ambassador Thao became the first Vietnamese elected as an ILC member. During the 2017-2022 term, the ambassador actively promoted the ILC’s research results, delivered speeches and joined discussions at the ILC.
Ambassador Thao made significant contributions to fostering connections and ties among ILC members. He was also a speaker at many universities and prestigious seminars in the region. In 2018, he was elected as the second Vice Chairman of the ILC on the occasion of its 70th founding anniversary. He was recently nominated for a seat at the ILC for the 2023-2027 term, becoming one of 10 candidates from the Asia-Pacific. The ILC election will take place in New York (US) in November 2021.
Translated by Song Anh