Khamtai Siphandone

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General Khamtai Siphandon (Lao: ຄຳໄຕ ສີພັນດອນ; born 8 February 1924) is a Laotian politician. He was President of Laos[1] from 24 February 1998, until 8 June 2006, when he was officially replaced by Choummaly Sayasone. He also served as Prime Minister of Laos from 15 August 1991 to 24 February 1998.

Khamtai Siphandon
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh meeting with the President of Laos, Mr. Khamtay Siphandone at Vientiane in Laos on November 29, 2004 (cropped).jpg
2nd Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party
In office
24 November 1992 – 21 March 2006
Preceded byKaysone Phomvihane
Succeeded byChoummaly Sayasone
President of Laos
In office
24 February 1998 – 8 June 2006
Prime MinisterSisavath Keobounphanh
Bounnhang Vorachith
Vice PresidentOudom Khattigna
Choummaly Sayasone
Preceded byNouhak Phoumsavanh
Succeeded byChoummaly Sayasone
Prime Minister of Laos
In office
15 August 1991 – 24 February 1998
PresidentKaysone Phomvihane
Nouhak Phoumsavanh
Preceded byKaysone Phomvihane
Succeeded bySisavath Keobounphanh
Personal details
Born (1924-02-08) 8 February 1924 (age 99)
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party


  1. Doeden, Matt (2007) Laos in Pictures, Lerner Publishing Group, ISBN 978-0-8225-6590-1, p. 71