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Ha Tinh border guards bust large drug trafficking ring from Laos

Border guards operating in the central province of Ha Tinh said on May 7 that they have cracked down on a large drug trafficking ring from Laos, arresting six Laotian nationals in the process.

Vietnam ranks 3rd among Laos’ markets

Vietnam ranked third among Laos’ export markets in January with a total value amounting to about 65 million USD.

Vietnamese petroleum export to Laos on the rise

Vietnamese commodities exported to Laos rose 10.4% last year to hit US$656.4 million, of which petroleum exports brought in US$125.4 million, up 439%, according to the Vietnamese Trade Office in Laos.

Vietnam assists Laos in first two kidney transplantation cases

A press conference was held in Vientiane on January 9 to announce the first two successful kidney transplantation cases in Laos with the support of Vietnam’s Military Hospital 103 on December 31.

Work starts on Vietnam’s biggest project in Lao province

Work on construction of a bauxite-alumina mining industrial complex, one of Vietnam’s largest projects in Lao, began in Dakcheung district, the southern Lao province of Sekong, on December 19.

National Assemblies of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia sign joint statement on summit mechanism

The leaders of the National Assemblies of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos signed a joint statement on establishing their summit mechanism in Phnom Penh on November 20, in the framework of the 43rd General Assembly of AIPA-43.

Laos plans to export electricity to Vietnam

The Lao Government and relevant energy companies plan to spend over 2 billion USD for the construction of a wind power project in Sepon district, Savannakhet province to serve domestic demand and export to Vietnam.

Warning about electricity shortage, Vietnam to import power from Laos

Anticipating an electricity shortage, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has asked permission from the Prime Minister to import electricity from Laos and develop transmission lines to bring electricity from Laos to Vietnam.

Vietnam, Laos aiming fo 2 billion USD in bilateral trade

Trade ties between Vietnam and neighbouring Laos have been growing since they established diplomatic relations 60 years ago (September 5, 1962-2022).

Vietnam invests over US$815 million in hydropower, mining in Lao province

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