Category Archives: Politics


Laos Expresses Contentment With North Korean-US Summit

Photo credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos (MOFA) has issued a statement welcoming the recent outcome of the North Korean-US Summit held in Singapore last week.…

Town of Kaysone Phomvihane Officially Declared a City

Kaysone Phomvihane City

The town of Kaysone Phomvihane, capital of Savannakhet Province, has been officially declared a city after the government recently announced the upgrade of three provincial capitals to city status.

A ceremony was held on May 25 to announce the new status of Kaysone Phomvihane City, and to celebrate the one …

Wonderful Indonesia Center to Open in Vientiane, Promote Business and Tourism

wonderful Indonesia center

Indonesia will begin promoting its potential as a business and travel destination to the people of Laos through the establishment of its Wonderful Indonesia Center in Vientiane.

The necessary licenses to build the culture center have been approved, and the center is expected to open soon.

“We want to spread …

Who’s Who in the Lao Government?

Who’s who in the current government (the 8th administration) led by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith?

Thongloun Sisoulith has arguably made more headlines locally and internationally in both official and unofficial media than any other Prime Minister of Laos. But have you heard of the other leaders of government? The other cabinet ministers? …

Lao Leaders Commemorate Anniversary of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party

Lao Revolutionary Leaders

Party and government leaders, led by President Bounnhang Vorachi, laid a wreath at the Monument of Unknown Soldiers on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, offering thanks and respect for the fearless revolutionary spirit of those who laid down their lives for the revolutionary …

Laos and Australia Strengthen Ties Amid ASEAN Summit

PM Thongloun Sisoulith and PM Malcolm Turnbull

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held bilateral talks on Saturday, amid the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, which was held in Sydney from March 17-18.

The two premiers agreed to strengthen ties and cooperation between their two countries in a broad range of fields, including agriculture, …

Laos and Thailand Cooperate on Migrant Worker Issues

Migrant Workers Thailand

The government of Thailand has promised support for Lao migrant workers living in the country, and will offer assistance to Lao workers who want to return home to Laos.

The Thai government has said it will upgrade the nationality status of Lao workers in Thailand.

The Thai Minister of Labor, …

Cambodian Troops Begin Live-fire Drills at Laos Border

Cambodian Troops Train Laos Border

Cambodian troops stationed on the border with Laos commenced live-fire drills yesterday, just six months after a flare-up caused severe border tensions between the two countries.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen created Infantry Brigade 128 last August after a confrontation with the Lao military. The brigade is now using …