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Laos and Vietnam Bolster Ties on Shared Border

During a conference between the Attapeu and Sekong province chapters of the Lao Front for National Construction and the Kon Tum chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front on November 16, both countries reached a consensus on maintaining efforts to build a Vietnam-Laos borderline of peace, friendship and cooperation.

Speaking at

China Invests in Lao Students

With China and Laos’ bilateral ties proving to be stronger than ever, China has opened its borders to hundreds of Lao students through scholarships, giving Lao youths the chance to experience China’s culture, education and development first-hand.

Over 1,300 Lao students have been granted fully-funded Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) between

PM Thongloun Joins 31st ASEAN Summit

On Monday, November 13th, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith attended the 31st ASEAN Summit held in Manila, the Philippines.

Themed ‘Partnering for Change, Engaging the World’, ASEAN leaders reviewed the implementation of ASEAN Community Vision 2025, three ASEAN Community blueprints and visions to strengthen the ASEAN Community.  

They encouraged

Officials say Visit Laos-China Year 2019 Likely to Happen

With Visit Laos Year 2018 officially launched, talks of possibly introducing a Visit Laos-China Year 2019 have arose.

A minister has confirmed that Lao officials have discussed with their Chinese counterparts to push forward a plan to jointly introduce Visit Laos-China Year 2019.

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism,

City 2 Launches Public Transportation Trial Run

Vientiane City-2-Buses

The Vientiane State Bus Enterprise (VSBE) will be initiating a trial run of their bus line running between Lao-ITECC and Talat Sao this week. From Wednesday, November 15th to Monday, December 4th bus riders can catch a ride to and from ITECC to Talat Sao, with eighteen stops in between,

Laos Eliminates Minimum Registered Capital Requirement for Foreign Investment

Last week, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued a notification, No.2633/cabinet/MOIC to all Industry and Commerce offices in Vientiane Municipality, provinces and districts to strictly implement the dissolution of the minimum registered capital requirement for foreign investment in the activities under the General Business list such as; manufacturing factory,

Chinese President’s Visit Bolsters Development Ties with Laos

With a visit from China’s President Xi Jinping currently underway in Vientiane, the Minister of Energy and Mining, Mr Khammany Inthirath has spoken to China’s CCTV, CRI correspondents and Lao media, that in terms of energy and mining development in Laos, China is good for the country’s development.

“The visit

Prime Minister of Laos Turns 72, Celebrates Birthday In the Skies

Nov 10 – Government officials, with the help of Lao Airlines staff, joined together to surprise Prime Minister Sisoulith with a birthday cake on his 72nd birthday, on a plane. The Prime Minister and his delegation were en route to the 31st ASEAN Summit that is to take place during 11-14 November in Manila …