Category Archives: Politics


ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Concludes In Laos


ASEAN foreign ministers made separate statements about peace, security and stability in the region at the close of the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Vientiane, Laos, on July 25.

Lavrov Praises ‘Long, Glorious History’ of Russian-Laotian Partnership


Russia praises relations of partnership with Laos, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday at a meeting with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.…

Kerry Urges Southeast Asia Unity on South China Sea Disputes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks to Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. before the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Foreign Ministers Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Monday, July 25, 2016. Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

VIENTIANE, Laos — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged the divided nations of Southeast Asia to forge a consensus on how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, appealing to the 10 countries to embrace a rules-based international system to resolve those differences peacefully.…

ASEAN Breaks Deadlock on South China Sea at Laos Meeting


VIENTIANE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request for their joint statement to mention a landmark legal ruling on the South China Sea, officials said, after objections from Cambodia.…

PM Urges ASEAN to Enhance Its Role in the Evolving Regional Architecture

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Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reiterated that ASEAN member states should continue to maintain and enhance ASEAN role in the evolving regional architecture,…

Prime Minister Thongloun Calls for ASEAN Nations to Remain United


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for ASEAN nations to remain united, play a stronger role within the region, and stay true to Asean’s principles.…

ASEAN Deadlocked as South China Sea Split Deepens at Laos Meet


Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday about how to confront China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region’s toughest security challenge.

President Vorachit demands severe penalties for lack of discipline

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Party Chief and President Bounnhang Vorachit has instructed the top anti-corruption body to appropriately punish those officials found violating the regulations in a bid to stamp out malpractice and lax discipline.

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