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Mr Viseth Svengsuksa
was born 1953. He was educated at the Teacher Training School in Vientiane,
before completing a six year course at the Voronezh State University,
USSR, with an MA in journalism. He began his career on the Editorial
Board of the Lao Central Youth paper "Noum Lao" as editor
for Foreign news in 1981 before becoming Director General of the International
Relations Department, a member of the Supreme People's Assembly in 1986.
He was then appointed Deputy Chairman of the committee on Foreign Affairs
in 2002 and Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union National
group for four consecutive terms.