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Salermxay Kommasith

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Personal Data
Family Name: KOMMASITH
Given Name: Saleumxay
Date of Birth: 31 October 1968
Placeof Birth: Huaphan, (Laos)
Marital status: Married with 2 daughters

1986 1992: MA (International Relations) Moscow State University of International Relations, Moscow, Russia.
1996 1997: MA (International Studyand Development), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Languages: English, Russian and French

Professional Experience:
1992 - 1994: Australian Desk Officer, Department II. Ministry of ForeignAffairs (MOFA).
1994 - 1996: US Desk Officer, Department of Europe-America, (MOFA).
1998 - 2000: Deputy-Director of Western Europe Division, Department of Europe-America, (MOFA).
2000 - 2003: Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Lao PDR tothe UN, New York, USA.
2003 - 2004: Director of UN Division, Department of International Organizations, (MOFA).
2004 - 2007: Deputy Director General, Department of International Organizations, (MOFA).
2007 - 2011: Director General of Department of International Organizations, (MOFA).
2011 - 2012: Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR.
2012 - 2013: Permanent Representative of the Lao PDR to the UN, New York.
Feb., 2014 - Apr., 2016: Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR.
PDR Apr., 2016 - present: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR.

Hobby: Golf and Soccer