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Lao PDR Hosts Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group

The Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic hosted over 90 delegates from Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, the United States and the ASEAN Secretariat on March 20-21, 2014 for the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting.  The Lower Mekong Initiative is a multinational forum for addressing trans-boundary policy and development challenges in ...
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Final LMI English Seminar Kicks off in Laos

The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute for International Affairs opened the sixth and final of six seminars aimed at improving the English skills of Lao officials working on health, environment, and infrastructure issues. U.S. Ambassador to the Lao P.D.R. Daniel A. Clune and Director General of the Institute of Foreign Affairs, ...
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U.S. Government Announces Increased Alternative Development Assistance for Laos during Fifth U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue

The United States and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic met for the Fifth U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 3, 2014.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Scot Marciel and Vice Foreign Minister of Laos Bounkeut Sangsomsak co-chaired the meeting.  The dialogue provided ...
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U.S. Highlights Assistance in Environmental Sector

For the first time since arriving in the Lao PDR, United States Ambassador Daniel A. Clune met with H.E. Mr. Noulinh Sindbandhit, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).  In the meeting, Ambassador Clune gave Mr. Sindbandhit an overview of U.S. assistance programs in the environmental sector.  Currently, the United States has 13 projects in ...
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