Somsavat Lengsavad

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

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


  1. ^ (in Chinese) 排除“祖籍”障碍 华裔首次当选老挝政治局委员