Lao Morning News For May 16

Lao Morning News For May 16

Lao PDR morning newsDefense Visit Puts Vietnam-Laos Military Ties Into Focus
This week, Vietnamese and Lao defense officials held yet another round of consultations to discuss ongoing developments in the security realm of the relationship. The meeting was just the latest in a series of interactions between the two neighboring Southeast Asian states that gave a sense of cooperation in this area in 2018 and beyond.
The Diplomat (paywall)

Laos, China seeking greater tourism cooperation
Laos and China have vowed to increase cooperation to promote tourism between the two countries with the aim of attracting more visitors.
Vientiane Times 

Laos: The legacy of the US ‘secret war’ still takes a deadly toll
On a Saturday morning in central Laos, two boys were playing along a road when they picked up what they thought was a small ball. Three girls who were out tending to buffaloes happened to pass by and stopped to take a look. That was when the “ball” exploded.
Asia Times 

Culture, Vientiane are top draws for tourists: survey
Places of scenic and cultural interest are the top draws for people visiting Laos, while the capital Vientiane tops the list of places visited by foreign tourists, according a 2017 statistics report.
Vientiane Times 

China, Laos vow to boost cooperation on law enforcement, security
China and Laos have pledged to boost cooperation on law enforcement and security and maintain regional stability.
Xinhua Net 

Lao Women Join International Peers At 2018 Global Summit Of Women In Sydney
As part of its commitment to promoting women’s leadership in Laos, the Australian government has supported 10 high-achieving women from Laos to participate in the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney, Australia, which brought together 1,000 women leaders from around the world between April 26 and 28 to discuss methods to accelerate women’s global economic progress.
Lao News Agency

Police recapture three out of 11 prison escapees
Vientiane police have rearrested three men who were awaiting trial after 10 accused men and one prisoner recently broke out of a detention centre in Dongsavath village,Sisattanak district.
Vientiane Times 


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