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Ministry of Finance Opens Hotline for Public

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The Prime Minister’s Office has established a hotline for the general public to utilize, if and when members of the community  wish to be heard about concerns they may have on financial matters.

Thanks to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the Ministry of Finance has opened a hotline ‘1519’ so that

Vice President Tackles Corruption Within Organizations


Organization directors have been notified by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh that corruption uncovered within their organization, including subordinates serving under their supervision, will not be tolerated and will lead to dismissal.

The motion was put forth to handle and control corruption within the government and to prevent it from escalating

Liberia Seeks Assistance from Laos in Rice Production and Sustainability

Liberia Seeks Laos Assistance

Liberia’s recently accredited ambassador to Lao PDR, Dudley McKinley Thomas, has presented his Letters of Credence to President Bounnhang Vorachith, during an official ceremony at the presidential palace.

Ambassador Thomas is the first Liberian Envoy accredited to Laos since the two countries established diplomatic relations on August 12, 2016.


Lao Government Authorizes Draft Laws for Parliamentary Debate

Laos Draft Laws

Seven new and amended draft laws were approved by the government cabinet on Thursday,

which will be submitted for debate to the upcoming ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA) scheduled for April.

Cabinet members and invited guests attended the day-and-a-half meeting and entrusted the pertinent ministries to revise the

Lao Leaders Luxury Cars on Display, Awaiting Auction Next Week

Lao Leaders Luxury Cars to be Auctioned Next Week

Many Lao leaders have now forgone their expensive cars and luxury vehicles as part of a push for promotion of frugality.  

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has quickly gained regional notoriety for his unprecedented move to reclaim luxury vehicles from Party and government leaders. Although the modest PM even states …

Laos and Cambodia to Build Friendship Bridge Across Xelamphao River

Laos and Cambodia Bridge

Laos and Cambodia are to build a bridge crossing the Xelamphao River, connecting Champasack, Laos with Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith met with his Cambodian counterpart, Prak Sokhonn, yesterday, confirming the location of the bridge.

According to the Khmer Times, both countries had initially agreed …

Laos and Australia Celebrate 65 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Laos and Australia 65 years

Laos and Australia celebrated 65 years of diplomatic relations on Thursday at the Australian Embassy in Vientiane Capital.

The close ties between Laos and Australia, and between the peoples of the two countries, are the supporting pillars of cooperation between the two nations.

Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith

Laos Helps Thailand Suppress Anti-Regime Groups

Lao and Thai Defense Ministers (from Bangkok Post)

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Wednesday the Thai government is in talks with Laos regarding collaboration on suppressing Thai political groups exploiting Laos as their base to launch activities against the Thai government.

Speaking after talks with Lao Defense Minister Lt Gen Chansamone Chayalath, Gen Prawit …