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On behalf of the Government of the United States, I want to convey my condolences and respect to former Prime Minister General Sisavath Keobounphanh’s family and the people of Laos on his passing.  General Sisavath led his people with honor and distinction.  In this time of mourning, please accept our deepest sympathy and reassurances that the United States will long remember General Sisavath as a statesman who dedicated his life to his people.

U.S. Department of State

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