Category Archives: Politics


Laos Utilises Cooperatives and Confederations to Support Agricultural Growth

Lao researchers and academics are expected to benefit significantly from the Research 4 Life project, which aims to increase understanding among Lao researchers about how to access academic papers and other research free of charge.

A workshop to announce the project was launched recently, attended by Representative of Food and …

Govt Promotes Human Rights, Foreign Ministry Says

The Lao government has always attached great importance to protecting and promoting human rights and basic rights of its population, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The ministry issued the statement to mark the International Human Right Day, which is observed on December 10.

The political, economic, …

President Pardons Reformed Prisoners

The President of the Lao PDR has granted pardons to 1,450 reformed prisoners around the country to mark the 41st anniversary of National Day which fell on December 2.

The pardons were granted under the authority of the presidential pardon announced in Vientiane recently, where long serving or well behaved …

Foreign Affairs Stresses Need for Personnel Development

Despite the country having made good achievements in foreign affairs, the lack of skills among young civil servants remains a challenge for the sector.

This finding was revealed at the annual meeting of the sector, which continues in Vientiane this week, with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith presiding …

Laos, EU Highlight 1st Anniversary of Paris Agreement

Lao government officials and members of the diplomatic corps from the EU Member States’ embassies gathered on Monday to highlight the 1st Anniversary of the Paris Agreement and achievements reached since it was adopted late last year.

The Europe House in Vientiane was illuminated with green light on Monday by …

Ministry of Post and Telecommunications Review Past Year of Work

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has developed and expanded information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure over the past year and have accomplished many successes.

The Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Dr Thansamay Khommasith, presented a summary of the past year’s work and the plan for the next year in Vientiane …

Lao Freight Forwarders Suffering from Competition

Transport service providers and freight forwarders in Laos are suffering from increased competition with the number of companies operating in the sector having increased.

Despite the transport service sector expanding and better facilities being provided other issues still need to be resolved or improved by the government and relevant sector, …

ADB to Provide More Support for Development in Laos

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$32 million for the Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project in Laos next year.

This information was confirmed on Monday by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Khamlian Pholsena after returning from the 21st GMS Ministerial Conference, held in Thailand from November …