Lao Diplomat Invited to Japan on Official Visit

Deputy Prime Minister Saleumxay Kommasith and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (Phto: Japanese Embassy)

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Laos, Saleumxay Kommasith, will pay an official visit to Japan from 7 to 11 November, at the invitation of the Japanese Foreign Minister, Kamikawa Yoko.

The visit aims to further strengthen the long-standing friendship and cooperation between the two countries, which was upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2015.

Recently, in early October, Saluemxay also welcomed his Japanese counterpart Kamikawa to Laos as part of her trip to four ASEAN countries, which included Brunei, Vietnam, and Thailand.

During their meeting, Kamikawa reiterated Japan’s unwavering support for Laos and pledged to deepen cooperation under the Japan-Laos strategic partnership. She also reaffirmed Japan’s commitment to helping Laos successfully host the 2024 ASEAN chairmanship.

Laos and Japan will commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership in 2025.