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Kudos to Asean Chair Laos Despite Hiccups

By all accounts, Laos has performed well and managed its role efficiently, delivering nearly all of its pledges as the chair of Asean. The land-locked country also showed that it can both serve as a bridge between new and old members and at the same time represent Asean in engaging …

The New U.S. Ambassador to Laos: Who Is Rena Bitter?

Rena Bitter, a career member of the Foreign Service, was nominated on May 19, 2016, to be Ambassador to Laos. If she’s confirmed, it will be her first such post.…

First Beidou CORS Inaugurated in Laos

VIENTIANE – The First Beidou Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) was officially inaugurated at Saysettha Development Zone in Laos’ capital Vientiane on Friday.…

Why Laos’ Chairmanship of ASEAN and Related Summits Was A Success

Editorial: The judgement on the success of high-level summits is ultimately a subjective exercise. But if two key measures were agreements on collective priority areas that set the stage for future collaboration and a common declaration on pressing international issues, including the South China Sea, then the 28th &

Obama Lauds Buddhism, Tours Temple During Laos Trip

VIENTIANE, Laos — During his trip to Laos on Tuesday for the East Asia Summit, Barack Obama lauded the Buddhist religion as giving “strength” to its people, and toured a Buddhist temple where he had photo-op with monks.…

Philippines to Boost Ties With Laos On Trade, Education

VIENTIANE, Laos — The Philippines is ready to strengthen its economic ties with Laos, which hosts about 1,500 Filipino migrant workers.…

Japan to Help Transform Laos

VIENTIANE – Japan and Laos have agreed on a joint plan to spur development in the landlocked Southeast Asian country during a meeting between their leaders.…

Turnbull Meets With Baristas and Students At Naked Espresso in Laos

There was a spring in Malcolm Turnbull’s step as he held talks with baristas and students rather than the world leaders he has been meeting at summits in China and Laos this week.