Update news Laos

Vietnam has invested over 815 million USD in hydropower and mining projects in Laos’s Attapeu province, the Vientiane Times reported on June 9.

Vietnamese NA leader holds talks with Lao counterpart

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and his host counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihan on May 16 held talks following an official welcome ceremony for the former. Hue is now in Laos on an official visit.

Work on Vientiane-Vung Ang railway expected to start in November

Construction of a railway linking Vientiane with the Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province is expected to begin in November, the Vientiane Times reported, quoting an investor involved in the project. ​

China, Laos, Cambodia vow to work closely with Vietnam at UN

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), on March 10 had a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Jun, during which the two sides shared views and stances on many issues at the UN.

Laos top recipient of Vietnam’s overseas investment

Laos has been the largest recipient of Vietnam's overseas investment so far, with 209 projects totalling 5.1 billion USD in registered capital, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has said.

Lao student finds fame singing in Vietnamese

After participating in several TV shows, a student from Laos has suddenly found online fame due to his ability to sing in Vietnamese.

Laos considers new expressway linking Vientiane, Vietnam

The Lao government is discussing the planned route of an expressway running from Vientiane through Xaysomboun, Xieng Khuang and Huaphan provinces to the Vietnamese border.

President to pay official friendly visit to Laos next week

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse will pay an official friendly visit to Laos from August 9-10 at the invitation of General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, 

Vietnam and Laos issue joint statement

Vietnam and Laos issued a 10-point joint statement on the occasion of an official friendship visit to Vietnam by Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith from June 28-29.

Top Vietnamese, Lao leaders witness signing of bilateral cooperation pacts

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith arrived in Hanoi on Sunday and signed various agreements with his Vietnamese counterpart.

Welcome ceremony held for top Lao leader Thongloun Sisoulith

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, his spouse and a Lao Party and State high-level delegation were welcomed to Vietnam

Foreign ministers of Vietnam, Laos applaud mutual support in COVID-19 fight

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith on June 6 highlighted their countries’ mutual support in the COVID-19 combat and identified ways to augment bilateral relations.

Vietnam provides COVID-19 assistance to Laos

The Vietnamese community in Laos are working with Lao authorities and people to overcome the current COVID-19 outbreak by raising funds and donating cash, necessities and medical supplies to the host country.

Laos star backs Vietnam national team in qualifiers

Laos national team star Soukaphone Vongchiengkham says his country will stand alongside Vietnamese fans to cheer for Vietnam in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

VN talks defence relations with Canada and Laos

Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang had phone talks with his Canadian counterpart Harjit Singh Sajjan on Thursday.

Vietnam provides support for Laos in COVID-19 fight

Vietnam’s assistance for Laos in the COVID-19 combat was handed over at a ceremony held at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane capital city on May 4 morning.

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.