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Border Tensions Ease as Cambodia’s PM Flies to Laos for Talks

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane this morning to meet with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and discuss the border dispute near Attapeu that caused panic earlier this week.

Talks are being held at the Prime Minister’s Office, and a press conference is expected to be held to …

Cambodian PM Issues Warning to Laos over Border Violation; Troops at the Ready

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Laos of military encroachment onto Cambodian soil. He said soldiers from Laos have entered Cambodia and must leave by August 17, or suffer the consequences.

 Mr Hun Sen has now mobilized troops to the border area.

 As many as thirty Lao troops crossed …

Dozens of Lao Elephants ‘Illegally Sold to Chinese Zoos,’ Says Wildlife Investigator

Lao Elephants Sent to China

Laos accused of breaching CITES treaty to protect elephants, and China of encouraging trade in live animals.

BY THE GUARDIAN – JULY 25, 2017

Dozens of elephants from Laos are being illegally bought by China to be displayed in zoos and safari parks across the country, according to wildlife investigator …

Government Plans to Settle Debts by Second Quarter

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Government officials are planning to settle over 400 billion kip on balances owed to companies, for completing State investment projects by the end of the second quarter.

Officials are planning to clear their debt for development projects that were pre-approved by the National Assembly (NA), to enable private companies to

State Departments Ordered to Regulate Civil Servant Numbers

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In an effort to cut unnecessary expenditures and lower the country’s growing debt, officials have shifted their attention to state departments and the excessive number of civil servants on the government’s payroll.  

A senior government official has stated that to ensure that civil servant numbers,  salaries and supporting allowances are

The Paris Climate Agreement and How it Affects Laos

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Before June 1st, the average citizen in any given country was probably unaware of the Climate Change Conference that took place in Paris in 2015 (hence, the Paris Climate agreement), and that their country had, more than likely, ratified to take part in it.

However, all that changed when President

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending

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In an effort to decrease frivolous spending, government officials have announced that new vehicle purchases for State administrative affairs will be restricted for 2018, advising State agencies to accordingly utilize existing vehicles already at their disposal.

A five-page Prime Ministerial Order No.09 signed by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on May

Laos and France Bolsters Ties

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In an effort to propel Laos from Least Developed Country status by 2020, the French government is continuing to support and assist many sectors within the country.

Since 1994, the French Development Agency (AFD) has supplied EUR 80 million in loans and has dispensed EUR 150 million into grants, pledging …