Thongloun Sisoulith (Lao: ທອງລຸນ ສີສຸລິດ; born 10 November 1945) is a Laotian politician currently serving as General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and Prime Minister of Laos.
|General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party|
|Assumed office |
15 January 2021
|Preceded by||Bounnhang Vorachith|
|Prime Minister of Laos|
|Assumed office |
20 April 2016
|Preceded by||Thongsing Thammavong|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
8 June 2006 – 20 April 2016
|Prime Minister||Thongsing Thammavong|
|President of the State Committee for Planning and Investment|
27 March 2001 – 8 June 2006
|Prime Minister||Bounnhang Vorachith|
|Preceded by||Bouathong Vonglokham|
|Succeeded by||Soulivong Daravong|
|Born||10 November 1945|
Houaphanh Province, Laos
|Political party||Lao People's Revolutionary Party|
|Alma mater||Pedagogical College of Neo Lao Hak Sat|
Russian Academy of Sciences (Ph.D)
Life and careerEdit
Sisoulith was born in the Houaphan province of Laos, and he studied at Pedagogical College of Neo Lao Hak Sat in Houaphan from 1962 to 1969. He was further educated in the Soviet Union and Vietnam. In addition to Lao, he speaks Vietnamese, Russian and English.
Throughout his years in government he has an extensive list of appointments. He was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1987 to 1992, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare from 1993 to 1997, and a member of the National Assembly from 1998 to 2000. 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, replacing Somsavat Lengsavad. He was chosen to become Prime Minister of Laos at the 10th Party Congress on 23 January 2016.
At the 11th congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (2021), he was elected the party's general secretary, and hence de facto leader of Laos.
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|Party political offices|
| General Secretary of the People's Revolutionary Party
| Prime Minister of Laos
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