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Preparations Discussed for 13th Meeting on Foreign Affairs


Over 100 senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs met in Vientiane to discuss their preparations for the 13thNational Meeting on Foreign Affairs, which has been scheduled for Dec 15-16.

“The meeting will review the implementation of the Party policy on external affairs over the past five …

Vietnam’s PM Asks Lao, Vietnamese News Agencies to Foster Links


(KPL/TTXVN) Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested the Vietnam News Agency (TTXVN) and the Laos News Agency (KPL) continue maintaining cooperation to meet communication requirements in each country.

In a reception for visiting KLP General Director Sounthone Khanthavong in Hanoi on December 7, the Vietnamese Prime Minister highlighted

Govt, Microsoft to Accelerate Digital Transformation


Software giant Microsoft has underscored its commitment to empowering every person and every business in Laos.

The initiative is in line with Microsoft’s National Empowerment Plan, which aims to advance the adoption of emerging technologies for sustainable development.

Another objective is to generate new business development opportunities, especially those with …

Ambassador Highlights Laos-Russian Cooperation


Reconstruction of health facilities, involvement in UXO clearance, and the maximisation of benefits from the use of natural resources in Laos are all fields in which the Russian Federation may provide assistance to the country under their cooperation efforts.

Russian Ambassador to Laos, Mikhail Baranov delivered the message about the …

Country Makes Remarkable Achievements in Foreign Affairs


The relations between the Lao PDR and great powers have seen positive escalation, while the nation has maintained normalcy in its relations with developed countries, reflecting some remarkable achievements in Laos’ foreign affairs.

The achievements were disseminated at the 13th meeting on foreign affairs, which opened yesterday in Vientiane, with …

Laos Ready to Host 6th ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue


Laos is ready to host the 6th ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue (the Danube-Mekong cooperation initiative) at the end of next year.

The upcoming meeting is expected to be held in Pakxe district, Champassak province in southern Laos, which shares the borders with Cambodia and Thailand.

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Central Bank Permits Importers to Borrow in Foreign Currency


The Bank of the Lao PDR has permitted commercial banks to release loans in foreign currency to importers, including those who currently have no income in foreign currency.

The central bank issued a decision recently to relax borrowing restrictions, which previously allowed only those having income in foreign currency to …

China Funds Poverty Reduction in Laos


The Chinese government has agreed to provide grant funding of over 34 billion kip (over 33 million Yuan) to address poverty reduction in Laos, especially in outlying areas of the capital Vientiane and rural areas of Luang Prabang province.

The grant is part of the Pilot Project for Poverty Reduction …

PM Pushes Ministry on Governance, Administration


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the Ministry of Home Affairs to adhere to scientific ways in the development of governance and administration, with their strong roots developed from an early stage.

Mr Thongloun made the call yesterday in his address at the annual meeting of the ministry to …

Laos Reaffirms Commitment to Pursue Paris Climate Change Agreement

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The Lao government is determined to join hands with the international community in implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a Lao senior diplomat told the international community recently.

Delivering his speech at the recent high-level segment of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework …

Laos Launches New Law Application


Members of the general public can now download an application about Lao laws via App store, a new choice for disseminating laws that was developed by the Law Dissemination Department, Ministry of Justice.

The launching ceremony of the Lao Law Application was held in Vientiane Capital on Monday Dec 5 …

Ministry Seeks to Strengthen Home Affairs


Administrative mechanisms which are not really serving to facilitate development, a lack of respect for the law by state administrative bodies and agencies, and non-compliance with organisational structures are the main challenges facing the home affairs sector.

These matters were revealed by the Ministry of Home Affairs at its annual …

Employees Enjoy Better Working Conditions, Rights


More than 400 state enterprises and private factories in Vientiane have signed on to collective bargaining agreements to protect the rights and benefits of both employees and employers.

Most people working at state enterprises are more satisfied with their working conditions than employees in factories, because some state enterprise workers …