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USAID Deepens Partnership with Lao PDR

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – Isobel Coleman, Deputy Administrator (DA) for Policy and Programming for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), visited Laos on May 13-14, 2022.  This visit reaffirmed USAID commitment to the U.S.-Lao Comprehensive Partnership, inaugurated by former President Barack Obama and President Bounnhang Vorachit in 2016. The U.S.-Lao Comprehensive Partnership is ...
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Ukraine fights against russian invaders for almost 80 days

Russia continues launching missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine. There are no signs that Russia is ready to end the war. Facing defeat in some regions of Ukraine, Russia’s military troops are being regrouped and replenished to renew the advance into Ukraine’s territory. At this moment Russian warships in the ...
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USAID Announced $5.6 Million to Address the Impacts of COVID-19 on Education and Economic Growth in Laos

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – Isobel Coleman, Deputy Administrator (DA) for Policy and Programming for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced US $5.6 million in additional assistance to address the impacts of COVID-19 on economic growth and primary education in Lao PDR on May 13, 2022. DA Coleman highlighted USAID’s support to women-owned ...
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Ukraine Statement

It is more than two months already when russia began its military aggression against Ukraine. As I am talking now, the battle for Ukrainian Donbas is unfolding. Russia’s original invasion plan directed at simultaneous seizure of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa, with the aim to change power in Ukraine, has failed. The russian side has regrouped ...
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U.S. Supports Rehabilitation Workforce in Lao PDR

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR — On April 20, U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond joined Vice Minister of Health Dr. Sanong Thongsana to officially launch the Continuous Professional Development Training Facility for Health Professionals at the Center for Medical Rehabilitation (CMR).  The ceremony also marked the official handover of rehabilitation equipment to the ...
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