Update news Laos

Over 30 Vietnamese experts ready for COVID-19 support mission in Laos

A group of 35 Vietnamese doctors and caregivers is expected to leave Vietnam on May 4 for Laos aboard a Vietnam Airlines flight to assist the nation’s fight against COVID-19.

Vietnam willing to support Laos in COVID-19 fight: Health Minister

Vietnam is willing to share its experience in COVID-19 prevention and control with Laos, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long in a virtual discussion with his Lao counterpart Bounfeng Phoummalaysith on April 29.

Top legislator holds phone talks with Lao counterpart

National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue held phone talks with his Lao counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihane on April 2, just several days after Hue took office as the new NA leader.

Vietnamese, Lao Party chiefs hold phone talks

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with Party General Secretary and Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith on February 2.

Top leader holds phone talks with new Secretary General of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with the newly-elected General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee Thongloun Sisoulith on January 16.

Vietnam visits by foreign leaders in 2020 amid COVID-19

Visits to the nation by leaders of Laos, the Republic of Korea and Japan in 2020 have demonstrated a safe Vietnam in effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Party, State leader receives visiting Laos PM

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on December 6 hosted a reception for a high-ranking delegation of Laos led by Politburo member and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith 

Vietnam, Laos determined to foster comprehensive cooperation

The Vietnamese and Lao Governments are organising the 43rd session of their inter-governmental committee, affirming both countries’ diplomatic priority of unceasingly developing the bilateral relationship of great friendship, 

Two Laotian nationals caught in possession of significant drugs haul

Border guards operating in the northern province of Dien Bien recently detained two Laotian citizens as they were in the process of attempting to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into the nation.

Vietnamese, Lao defence ministries ink cooperation plan for 2021

The ministries of national defence of Vietnam and Laos agreed to continue promoting the effectiveness of cooperation mechanisms during their leaders’ talks in Hanoi on December 4.

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh meets Lao top leaders

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh paid courtesy calls on Lao top leaders in Vientiane on November 30 

Vietnam, Laos hold foreign ministerial-level political consultation

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumsay Kommasith on November 29 shared the view

Eight Lao nationals caught smuggling 10kg of meth into Vietnam

Eight Lao drug traffickers have been arrested in the central province of Quang Tri for attempts to trade and transport 10kg of synthetic drugs into Vietnam, the provincial border guards announced on September 7.

Hundreds of Lao students to return Vietnam to study

More than 400 Lao students are expected to return to Vietnam via the central province of Quang Tri.

First Vietnamese in Laos honoured with 70-year Party membership insignia

Tran Van My has become the first oversea Vietnamese in Laos to receive the 70-year membership insignia of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Son La border guards arrest six people for illegally entering Vietnam

Border guards in the northern border province of Son La said that they had arrested six members of a family for illegally entering Vietnam from Laos.

Dozens of Lao students in Vietnam return home illegally

Up to 56 Lao students studying at a college in the central province of Quang Tri have returned to their country without permission from authorities amid the complicated Covid-19 pandemic.


PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hold talks with Lao counterpart

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith started a visit to Vietnam on July 5 at the invitation of the host PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Vietnam supports Laos in education

A new secondary school has been recently inaugurated in Bounneua district in Laos’ Phongsaly province as a gift from the Vietnamese Government, the Vientiane Times reported on its July 3 issue.

ASEAN countries continue loosening COVID-19 restrictions

Thailand on May 29 decided to shorten the night curfew by an hour, starting June 1, when the country enters the third phase of COVID-19 lockdown easing.