Lai Thai Binh is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Philippines. He served as a deputy director-general of the East Sea (South China Sea) Institute (Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam), the deputy consul-general of Vietnam in Houston, deputy director-general and assistant director-general at Americas Department in the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, director of the American research division, director and deputy director of the North America division, and as a Vietnam-U.S. relations desk officer. He earned a BA in international economics from Hanoi Foreign Trade University and a Ph.D. in International relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.

Publications by Lai Thai Binh