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U.S. to Assist Lao PDR in H7N9 Avian Influenza Surveillance

With the emergence of H7N9 in Guanxi province in China, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have designed a comprehensive surveillance program for the H7N9 influenza virus in Northern provinces of Laos.  To support development and ... Read More»

United States Ambassador Sees Historic Cooperation, Economic Progress in Savannakhet Province

U.S. Ambassador Daniel A. Clune travelled to Savannakhet Province from February 12-17, in order to visit American projects in the province and to witness the economic growth and social development of the area.   He met with Governor Souphanh Keomexay during the visit, and the two exchanged views on increasing investment and trade in the fast-growing ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»