About the Embassy

H.E. Sisavath INPHACHANH

Ambassador of the Lao PDR to the United States of America and Canada

H.E. Sisavath Inphachanh took up his duty as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the United States of America in May 2022. Prior to taking up his current duty, Ambassador Sisavath Inphachanh served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao PDR to Australia and New Zealand from 2018 to 2022.

Ambassador Sisavath Inphachanh’s diplomatic career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR spans 33 years. In 1989, he joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR in Department of Eastern Europe. In 1995 to 1996, he was assignd to Asia-Pacific and Africa Department. From 1997 to 2000, he served as the Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Lao PDR to the Kingdom of Thailand. He then served as Director of Lao-Thai Affairs Division, Asia-Pacific and Africa Department in 2001 to 2004. He was assigned to the Embassy of the Lao PDR to the United States of America and Canada as the First Secretary in 2005 to 2006 and was subsequently assigned as Principal Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR in 2006-2012. After that, he was appointed as Director-General of Consular Department from 2013 to 2018.

Ambassador Sisavath Inphachanh graduated from Kiev State University, Ukraine (former USSR), he received his Master of Arts in International Relations. He then received his second degree of Master in International Relations, Wollongong University, NSW, Australia.

Ambassador Sisavath Inphachanh is married to Mrs. Khamphan Inphachanh, and has two children.

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List of Ambassadors:
• May 2022 – Present: Ambassador Sisavath Inphachanh

• 2019 – April 2022: Ambassador Khamphan Anlavan
2015 – 2018: Ambassador Mai Sayavongs
• 2010 – 2015: Ambassador Seng Soukkhathivong
• 2007 – 2010: Ambassador Phiane Philakone
• 2002 – 2007: Ambassador Phanthong Phommahaxay
• 1998 – 2002: Ambassador Vang Rattanagong
• 1995 – 1998: Ambassador Hiem Phommachanh

Offices/Sections:

  • Dr. Bounthanongsack Chanthalath : Minister Counselor, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Mr. Somvang Kansanga: First Secretary for Political, Economic and Cultural Section
  • Mr. Somxai Kittanouvong: First Secretary for Consular Section
  • Ms. Phengsavath Phoumavong: First Secretary for Administrative Office
  • Ms. Daleevanh Phetsamone: Second Secretary for Secretary Office
  • Mr. Litthiphone Silileuxay: Third Secretary for Political, Economic and Cultural Section
  • Mr. Salongxay Mounphoxay: Third Secretary for Political, Economic and Cultural Section
  • Mr. Moua Her: Third Secretary for Administrative Office 
  • Mr. Porchuathao Paxong: Third Secretary for Consular Section
  • Colonel Somphong Sangkhisisavath: Defense and Military Attaché
  • LTC. Kongsy Manivanh: Assistant Defense and Military Attaché

Embassy of Laos – Office Hours:


The Embassy of Lao PDR
2222 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 12:00PM
13:30PM – 16:30PM

Tel: +1(202) 332-6416 (Administrative)
Tel: +1(202) 328-9239 (Consul)
Fax: (202) 332-4923