HANOI, April 5 (CGTN) - Vietnam's National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the country's president on Monday, after a five-year term as prime minister.

Born in July 1954 in Vietnam's central Quang Nam province, Phuc was a member of the Political Bureau of the 11th, 12th and 13th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and deputy to the 11th, 13th and 14th NA.

He was elected to the post of prime minister in April 2016.