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United States Welcomes New Lao Ambassador to Washington

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – On April 8, President Donald J. Trump formally accepted the credentials of the new Lao Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Khamphan Anlavan, at the White House in Washington, DC.  Ambassador Khamphan’s presentation of credentials in the Oval Office followed the successful completion of the ninth annual U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue ...
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Laos and U.S. Meet for Ninth U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue

WASHINGTON D.C., USA – The United States and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) held their ninth annual Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue on March 27, 2019 in Washington D.C., reflecting the growing, broad-based relationship between the two nations. Lao PDR Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Thongphane Savanphet led the Lao delegation, together with Ambassador to the ...
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United States and Laos Celebrate Five Years of Cooperation on Trade Facilitation and Economic Integration

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – On March 22, 2019, officials from the Governments of Laos and the United States celebrated the successful completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LUNA II project at a ceremony at the Lao Plaza Hotel in Vientiane. The event, co-chaired by Minister of Industry and Commerce Khemmani Pholsena, and ...
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Young Entrepreneurs from ASEAN Converge in Luang Prabang to Study Ecotourism

LUANG PRABANG, LAO PDR – During the week of March 4-8, 2019, fifty young entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries and Timor Leste met in Luang Prabang to join a workshop on ecotourism organized through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a U.S. government-funded program. Using momentum generated by the Lao Government’s “Visit Lao Year 2018” ...
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Laos and United States Launch Consumer Protection Website

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR – On February 26, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) officially launched a new consumer protection website developed with support from the United States government. The website, made possible with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will help protect consumers from unfair business practices. The launch, held ...
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