Category Archives: Politics


China Eyes Closer Cooperation, Lasting Friendship With Laos


VIENTIANE, Sept. 9 — China and Laos, two neighbors that share the same political system, witnessed a great advancement of bilateral ties on Thursday as the two countries signed 20 documents to boost cooperation.…

Top Leaders Discuss How Businesses Can Succeed in ASEAN Developing Economies at Channel NewsAsia Forums

Channel NewsAsia organised a Business Insights ASEAN Special forum on how businesses can “Succeed in ASEAN Developing Economies” on 6th September 2016. It was held during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2016, at Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos. The forum featured a panel made up of business leaders from the private sector of Laos.
(From left to right) Mr. Alain Sengkeopraseuth, CEO, Green Hills Coffee, Mr. Vanpheng Somsana, Director, Khamphay Sana Group, Chloe Cho, Presenter and Executive Editor, Channel NewsAsia, Mr. Khamsinthavong Nhouvyvanisvong – Advisor to the President of ST Group and Ms. Anna Green, CEO, ANZ Bank Laos.

Vientiane, Laos, 8 September 2016 – Regional broadcaster, Channel NewsAsia, brought together business leaders and the government sector for two forums held during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2016, at Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel in Vientiane, Laos. On 6th September, a Business Insights ASEAN Special forum on …

Premier Li Keqiang Visits Local Store In Laos


Premier Li Keqiang came back to Beijing from Laos on Sept 9 after having attended leaders’ meetings on East Asia cooperation and making an official visit to Laos.…

ASEAN Summit Ends In Laos


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Laos has ended with the chairmanship of the ten member bloc passing to the Philippines in a brief ceremony.

Laos Backs India’s Permanent UN Security Council Seat

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Lao PDR, Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, at Vientiane, Lao PDR on September 08, 2016.

Ahead of the 14th India-Asean Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit here on Thursday, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said that his country supports a permanent seat for India in the UN Security Council (UNSC).…

Obama Looks to Cement Closer Ties to Laos

President Barack Obama toasts with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India during a dinner for the participants of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane, Laos, Sept. 7, 2016. The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah is between the pair. Earlier Wednesday, President Barack Obama interrupted a hectic tour of China and Laos to visit Luang Prabang, a beguiling city of Buddhist temples and French villas. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

LUANG PRABANG, Laos – Aiming to cement closer ties to Laos and its people, President Barack Obama toured a Buddhist temple Wednesday and paid tribute to Lao culture after pledging the U.S. would fulfill its “profound moral and humanitarian obligation” to clean up millions of unexploded bombs.

Obama’s visit to …

New Zealand Provides $11.5 Million to Support UXO Clearance in Laos


New Zealand will provide an extra 11.5 million dollars to help clear unexploded landmines left over in Laos following the Vietnam war.…

Spotlight: Belt and Road Initiative Broadens Prospect For China-Laos Cooperation


VIENTIANE — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called for concerted efforts between China and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states to push forward the Belt and Road initiative at the 19th China-ASEAN summit and the summit to commemorate the 25th anniversary of China-ASEAN dialogue relations.…