Fifteen vice ministers, vice governors from several provinces, director generals, and
equivalent-level officials will visit Japan from 13 to 17 March to participate in a
training program on leadership enhancement.
The Embassy of Japan in Laos organized a send-off ceremony for the participants of a training program on leadership before their departure to Japan on Friday.
During this training program, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) will organize a series of lectures and discussions on various topics necessary for better governance, based on Japan’s experience through its social and economic development.
Mr. Kobayashi Kenichi, the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to Laos, appreciated the efforts of the related authorities of Lao and the Japanese side, especially those of the Party Central Committee Organization Board and JICA Laos Office, for resuming the program after the postponement due to COVID-19.
He also expressed his expectation that the training will greatly help Lao leaders to tackle issues that the government of Laos is currently facing, and will also further, strengthen the ties between Japan and Laos
Following the message of encouragement by Mr. Thongsavanh Phomvihane, Head of the Committee for External Relations of the Party Central Committee, Ms. Boutsady Thanamueang, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee the Organization’s Board, acting as a representative of the participants, expressed her strong resolution to make full use of this training opportunity and obtain knowledge for a better future for the country.
The training program was launched in 2017 and continued in 2019, and then this will be the third time since the program has been held.
It continues to provide the opportunity for future Lao leaders to deepen their knowledge of Japan’s economic and social development and administration.
The training is expected to help share Japan’s experience and contribute to the economic and social development of Laos and lead to the further deepening of the Japan-Laos friendship.