Saleumxay Kommasith

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR

Education • 1986 – 1992 : MA (International Relations) Moscow State University of International Relations, Moscow, Russia. • 1996 – 1997 : MA (International Study and Development), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Languages : Lao, English, Russian and French Professional Experience: 1992-1994 : Australian Desk Officer, Department II. 1994-1996 : US Desk Officer, Department of Europe-America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1998-2000 : Deputy-Director of Western Europe Division, Department of Europe- America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2000-2003 : Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Lao PDR to the UN, New York, USA. 2003-2004 : Director of UN Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2004-2007 : Deputy Director General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2007- 2011 : Director General of Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 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 Apr., 2016-present : Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR