Category Archives: Politics


Government Appoints Special Task Force to Combat National Level Crises

The Lao Government has upheld its commitment to improving its disaster management system nationwide by establishing a special committee tasked with overseeing the management of national level crises.

Following the failure of a saddle dam at Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower reservoir in the southern province of Attapeu, Prime Minister Thongloun announced in an …

Government of Laos Responds to US Visa Restrictions


The Government of Laos has issued a response to the recent visa restrictions placed upon a number of citizens of Laos, which has caused confusion among Lao communities.

The Trump administration has ordered suspension of the issuance of visas to certain citizens of Laos after the country refused to take back its …

US to Cease Issuing Visas to Laos Citizens Following Deportation Row

US Restriction on Laos Visas

The Trump administration has ordered suspension of the issuance of visas to certain citizens of Laos after the country refused to take back its persons deported from the United States.

The US Department of Homeland Security made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, saying it had ordered the State Department to …

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 …