Media from Laos were invited to attend National Unity Day at the Embassy of Türkiye on 15 July at the Türkiye diplomatic residence in Vientiane Capital.
The event was attended by President of the Foreign Relations Committee of the National Assembly, Mr. Sanya Praseuth, and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Laos, Mr. Orhan Işık, gave a moving speech during the event, speaking to the importance of his country’s unity and freedom from terror.
The ambassador spoke of a coup that occurred in July 2016, and the country’s struggle to fight against terrorist organizations.
Following the speech, the media were invited to browse a photographic exhibition of the July 15 coup attempt.
Media and officials from Laos were treated to traditional Türkiyish food and drink.
Türkiye established diplomatic relations with Laos in 1958 and opened an Embassy in Vientiane on 27 December 2017
Turkiye Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, paid an official visit to Laos in November 2018, while seven Laotian students have been awarded scholarships for their graduate studies in Türkiye under the Türkiye Scholarships program since 1992.