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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day, Highlights Strong Bilateral Relations

VIENTIANE – The U.S. Embassy celebrated 242 years of American independence at its annual Independence Day event at a hotel in Vientiane on July 3, 2018, together with more than 600 invited guests. Minister of Education and Sports Ms. Sengdeuan Lachanthaboun and Ambassador Phoxay Khaikhamphithoun, Chief of Cabinet in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were ...
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U.S. Embassy-Hosted Lao Digital Forum Highlights Financial Technology

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – The focus was on financial technology, economic growth and microenterprise development at the second Lao Digital Forum hosted by the U.S. Embassy, held in Vientiane on June 29.  Organized by the U.S. Embassy and Bank of Lao PDR, with financial support from U.S. companies Microsoft and Visa, the forum brought together ...
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U.S. Partners with Lao Government to Combat Money Laundering

LUANG PRABANG, PAKSE, Lao PDR: Between June 13-20, 2018, the U.S. government collaborated with Lao partners to hold trainings on anti-money laundering in two different provinces in the Lao PDR. The “Investigative Techniques Workshop on Prosecuting Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism” were held in in partnership with the Anti-Money Laundering Intelligence Office (AMLIO) of ...
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US Government Promotes Silk Entrepreneurship in Lao PDR

XIENGKHOUANG, HOUAPHANH: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, provided training on natural dyeing and digital marketing for women-owned businesses from May 28-June 15, 2018 in Xieng Khouang and Houaphanh provinces. More than 50 women entrepreneurs participated in the 3-week training courses, where they learned ...
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Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Embassy Regional Grants Program

  Please complete the attached grant application  (Download here)  (Microsoft Word 46KB), answering all questions in full. This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity EAP07272018 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.124 Application Deadline: July 27, 2018 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) announces an open ...
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