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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Vientiane (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Laos Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.   The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.     Actions to Take:   Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. ...
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United States and Ministry of Industry and Commerce Launch 
New Business Environment Project

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – Minister of Industry and Commerce Mme. Khemmani Pholsena and U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter launched the new Laos Business Environment project at a ceremony in Vientiane on December 12.  The five-year project, funded by the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is the latest partnership between ...
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U.S. Provides 100,000 Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for Early Malaria Detection and Treatment

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR — Continuing the United States’ leading support to the Lao PDR in its mission to eliminate malaria by 2030, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter presented 100,000 rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits to Dr. Phouthone Muoangpak, Vice Minister of Health, at a handover ceremony in Vientiane on December 6.  These test kits, ...
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United States and Laos Conduct 14th Annual Defense Dialogue

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – On December 5, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter and senior officials from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) met with senior officials from the Lao PDR Ministry of National Defense (MND) for the 14th Lao-United States Bilateral Defense Dialogue (BDD).  Brigadier General Kenchanh Nanthalangsy, the Director General of the Foreign Relations ...
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United States partners with Lao Ministry of Health to Open the Lao National Institute of Nutrition and Lao-American Nutrition Initiative

VIENTIANE, LAOS – In order to help improve the nutrition of Lao citizens — and especially Lao children — the United States, in close cooperation with the Lao Ministry of Health, opened the Lao National Institute of Nutrition and the Lao-American Nutrition Initiative (LANI) on November 14, 2019 in Vientiane.  The beautiful new institute, which ...
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