Somsavat Lengsavad

Somsavat Lengsavad (born 15 June 1945) is a deputy prime minister of Laos. An ethnic Chinese, Chinese name: 凌绪光 (Lin Xuguang), who hails from Luang Prabang with ancestry from Hainan,[1] he was a protégé of Kaysone Phomvihane.

Somsavat Lengsavad

He became foreign minister in 1993 and served until June 8, 2006, when he was replaced by Thongloun Sisoulith.

He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.[2]


  1. ^ (in Chinese) 排除“祖籍”障碍 华裔首次当选老挝政治局委员
  2. ^ "Land-locked Laos on track for controversial China rail link". Nikkei Asia. Retrieved 2020-11-05.