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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

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,

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 …

Expected Roadblocks for Chinese President Arrival Nov 13-14

In preparation for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Laos, the Vientiane Capital’s Department of Public Works and Transport has ordered roadblocks to be stationed all across the capital to ensure a safe and smooth ride for President Xi Jinping’s arrival on Monday through Tuesday (November 13-14).

Although there has

Analysts Concerned with Laos’ Rising Debt

For the first time in twenty years, analysts have drawn their concerns back to potentially unsustainable debt that has been accruing in the region. Largely untouched by the ’97 collapse, experts fear that Laos could get pulled into a new era of financial turmoil.

According to a recent International Monetary

Laos Expresses Sympathy Over Manhattan Attacks

On November 1, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith offered the State Secretary of the United States of America, Mr. Rex Tillerson his condolences over the recent attack in New York.

According to news reports, eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured when a 29-year-old man

Government Approved to Grant Lao Citizenship

On Nov 1st, during the National Assembly’s (NA) ongoing 4th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislative to the Law on Lao Nationality, the NA authorized the government to grant Lao nationality to foreigners.

The Minister of Justice, Mr Xaysi Santivong, proposed the amendment on the Law