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    UNIS/BIO/1061
    22 August 2014

    New Permanent Representative of the Lao People's Democratic Republic presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 22 August (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the United Nations (Vienna), Phoukhao Phommavongsa, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    Mr. Phommavongsa is also serving as Ambassador-designate to Austria.

    During his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Phommavongsa has served in various capacities, among them:

    Director General, Office of the National Boundary Committee (2004-2014); Deputy-Director General, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs (2003-2004); National Project Director on International Law Project (2000); Deputy-Director General, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs (1997); Director of Legal Affairs Division, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs (1997); Chargé d' Affaires a.i., Embassy to Hungary (1991-1993); Third Secretary, Embassy to Hungary (1990).

    Mr. Phommavongsa holds a Ph.D. in Law and Political Science from the Jozsef Attila University in Szeged, Hungary and a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Management from the RUCA University in Antwerpen, Belgium. He speaks Hungarian, English and French.

    Mr. Phommavongsa is married and has three children.

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