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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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Staff Delegation from United States Congress Visits Laos

Two staff members from the U.S. Congress House Foreign Affairs Committee visited Vientiane from January 22 to 24 to meet with senior Lao government officials and development partners to discuss wildlife trafficking.  Mr. Worku Gachou and Mr. Brent Woolfork used their visit to learn about the status of Lao efforts to counter transnational wildlife trafficking.  ...
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