"Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong was posted twice to Vietnam’s missions abroad, as Minister Counselor, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Vietnam in Ottawa, Canada from 2002 to 2005 and as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Vietnam in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China from 1990 to 1993. He is a graduate of University of Foreign Affairs, Viet Nam (1976 - 1981) and earned an MA in International Relations at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA (1996 - 1997). Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong also conducted studies on public administration at the Maxwell School of Public Administration, Syracuse University in 1998. He participated in the Vietnam Executive Leadership Program at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 2009.
Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong has been accredited to the title of Senior Ambassador – the highest rank for a Vietnamese career diplomat. He presented his Credentials to President Barack Obama in July 2011.