International relations

MAF and WWF-Laos Commit to Long-Term Collaboration on Counter Wildlife Trafficking

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), represented by the Department of Forest Inspection (DoFI) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature Laos Office (WWF-Laos) today at an event at the Vientiane Plaza Hotel.The MoU was signed by ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Foreign affairs officials discuss plans amid changing global environment

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday officially kicked off its 14th meeting, aiming to review and approve a new working plan to cope with the changing global environment.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith presided over the official opening ceremony of ...

Times Reporters

Laos-Vietnam promote tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries.Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune welcomed Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Laos, China’s Yunnan promote development in northern Lao provinces

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Yunnan province of China have agreed on a cooperation plan to promote development in northern Lao provinces aiming to strengthen ties between the two countries.The agreement was signed at a meeting to coordinate cooperation between the northern provinces of Laos ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Laos, Korea sign three cooperation agreements

Laos and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have signed three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to further strengthen their cooperation. The MOUs on port management information, intellectual property, technical cooperation and vocational cooperation were signed on the occasion of the bilateral meeting between Lao Prime Minister Thongloun ...

Times Reporters

Laos, Australia extend partnership in human resource development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is closely cooperating with Australia on human resource development and implementation of the development strategy in this field.The topic was discussed at the third annual National Human Resource Development (HRD) Dialogue in Vientiane recently.Attended by about 60 participants from government ...

Phomphong Laoin

S. Korea, Mekong Nations Pick 7 Priority Cooperation Sectors

BUSAN, Nov. 27 (Yonhap/KPL) — The leaders of South Korea and the five Mekong nations agreed Wednesday to prioritize cooperation in seven fields, stepping up efforts for synergy between Seoul’s development experience and Mekong’s huge growth potential.The seven sectors are culture and tourism, human resources ...

KPL News Desk

Laos, Hungary team up to improve food safety

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Hungary signed an agreement last week to further strengthen their cooperation in food safety.The agreement was signed during a visit to Hungary by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone, who is also Minister of Planning and Investment, according to ...

Times Reporters

Laos, China eye closer cooperation

The Lao and Chinese governments have been strengthening their relationship with the aim of reinforcing cooperation and working more closely in the development of their two countries.This was the main topic of discussion during an official visit to Laos this week by Mr Wang Yang, ...

Phomphong Laoin

Young diplomats share experiences at Mekong-Lancang forum

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – Youth representatives from the Mekong-Lancang countries are meeting in Vientiane to discuss future cooperation and share their experiences of diplomatic operations.The Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Young Diplomats Forum is taking place from November 14-18. The opening meeting was attended by the Acting Director ...

Phomphong Laoin

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