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13 January 2020

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- Laos, China initiate direct currency exchange
Laos and China have agreed to facilitate the direct exchange of the Lao kip (LAK) and the Chinese yuan (CNY) instead of having to make conversions through other currencies as was done previously.
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- Xekong on track to have first international border crossing with Vietnam
The Prime Minister’s Office plans to upgrade the Daktaok local border crossing in Dakcheung district, Xekong province, to an international level crossing on the Vietnamese border.
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- FM expresses condolences over floods in Indonesia
Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith on January 7 sent a message of sympathy and condolence to his Indonesian counterpart Mrs Retno LP Marsudi, whose country is suffering from devastating flooding.
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