Lao PM co-chairs 41st meeting of Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee in Vietnam

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Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith
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NDO - Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Government to Vietnam to attend and co-chair the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee, which opened in Hanoi on January 6, at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The Lao PM is accompanied by Minister of Planning and Investment Souphanh Keomixay, Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara, and Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthirath.

The Lao PM’s entourage also includes the Minister of Industry and Commerce Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Public Works and Transport Bounchan Sinthavong, Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane and others.

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith was born on November 10, 1945 in the Houaphan province of Laos.

He was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1987 to 1992, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare from 1993 to 1996, and a member of the Lao National Assembly from 1997 to 2001. He became Deputy Prime Minister and President of the State Planning Committee on March 27, 2001 and he was additionally appointed as Foreign Minister on June 8, 2006.

He was Deputy Prime Minister from 2001 to 2016, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2016. He is a politburo member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and has been Prime Minister of Laos since 2016.