Lao Morning News For February 5

Lao Morning News For February 5

Lao PDR morning newsLaos reviews key achievements with UN support
Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Planning and Investment on Friday reviewed their achievements with UN partners at a meeting of the steering committee of the Laos-UN Partnership Framework (UNPF) for 2017-2021.
Vientiane Times 

Thailand, Laos discuss regional connectivity
A recent meeting between Thai and Lao officials in Champasak province agreed to push for regional connectivity and sustainable development.
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Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation Opens
The Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum, the first of its kind, was opened in Vientiane on Feb 2 with the aim of realizing the synergy of Laos’ strategy of turning itself from landlocked country into a land-linked nation and the Belt and Road Initiative of China, and implementing the agreements made by Chinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit to Laos in late 2017.
Lao News Agency 

Laotians expect Laos-China railway to bring tangible benefits
Laotians are hoping the Laos-China railway will bring more tourists and development opportunities once fully operational, media reports have said.
Global Times

Thai Foreign Minister visits highland farms in Lao PDR
Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai, has paid a visit to highland plantations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Education ministry working towards Asean qualification standards
The Ministry of Education and Sports is continuing to review its education quality development under the Asean Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF).
Vientiane Times 

Vietnamese, Lao government offices boost ties
Minister and Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has proposed closer cooperation between the government offices of Vietnam and Laos in the coming time.
Nhan Dan Online 

Lao president meets Xinhua News Agency president
General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachit met here Saturday with Xinhua News Agency President Cai Mingzhao, who came to Vientiane to attend the first Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum.
Xinhua Net 

Laos, Thailand partner in digital, ICT development
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has agreed to work with Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to continue developing the information and communications technology (ICT) and digital innovation sectors.
Vientiane Times

Lao Gov’t Awards Victorious Medals of Liberty to Xinhua
Lao Government has awarded Second Class Victorious Medal of Liberty to the Xinhua News Agency and pinned Third Class Victorious Medal of Liberty on its president Cai Mingzhao.
Lao News Agency

Remove unnecessary barriers to improve business climate, DPM says
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone has urged the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to accelerate improvement of the business climate by cutting the number of days it takes to register a business.
Vientiane Times

Bokeo gives green light to eco-friendly tourism
While Bokeo province has almost 100 officially listed tourist sites, only 13 of these have been developed to attract visitors, according to the provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department.
Vientiane Times 


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