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Personal Data

Given Name: KHIANE
Date of Birth: 2 November 1957
Place of Birth: Dongla-ou Village, Vapi District, Saravane, Laos
Marital status: married Mrs. Phaichit PHANSOURIVONG with one daughter and one son


1980-1993: Master of Arts in economics and a doctorate in economics, Patna University, India
& Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, mathematics and English, Patna University, India

1978-1979: Peking School of Language (Chinese)

1971-1978: Savannakhet High School


Lao, English and French

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Professional Experience:

2014-Present: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the United Nations.

2008-2014: Director-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2007-2008: Assistant Director in the Bureau for External Relations and Coordination, the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia

2005-2007: Coordinator for External Relations, the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia

2004-2005: Deputy Director of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2001-2004: Director of the ASEAN Economic Cooperation Division, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1997-2001: Senior Officer, the ASEAN Secretariat’s Bureau of Economic Cooperation in Jakarta

1995-1997: Research Officer, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1995: Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of the Lao PDR to the UN