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- Laos, Australia vow to cement ties
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong have agreed to work together to enhance relations and broaden cooperation between Laos and Australia. . . ...More>>>

- Vietnamese govt hands over newly-built airport to Lao authorities
Huaphan province: The Vietnamese government on Monday handed over Nongkhang Airport in Xamneua district, Huaphan province, following completion of its construction by a Vietnamese company. ...More>>>

- Lao college teachers, students learn about Chinese metallurgical creations
Close to 100 members of the Engineering College at the National University of Laos last week attended an online workshop to learn about the beauty of Chinese metallurgy. ...More>>>

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- New health helpline service launched at railway stations
A new scheme to provide counselling on sexual and reproductive health is being set up at railway stations in Laos, as a way of making information about these services available to the public. . . ...More>>>

Rail operator offers 5 percent discount on train tickets
The Laos-China Railway Company Limited and UnionPay International (UPI) have set up a 5 percent discount on train tickets purchased online through UnionPay, with the special offer to run from May 15 to August 15. . ...More>>>

- Vietnam provides more scholarships for Lao students
The Vietnamese government has provided 35 scholarships for students in Luang Prabang province, funding their studies in several fields at Vietnamese educational institutions during the 2023-24 academic year. . ...More>>>

- Bokeo police seize 150 packages of crystal meth in latest drug bust
Police who chased a pick-up truck passing through Bokeo province last week found 150 packages bags of crystal meth, but the driver fled the scene and evaded arrest, according to a report in the Lao Security News. . ...More>>>

- Laos and Australia partner on sustainable energy
The new Laos-Australia Sustainable Energy Partnership (LASEP) will expand cooperation to support Laos’ sustainable energy transition, with the focus on stronger planning and greater understanding of renewable energy technology. . ...More>>>
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EU expects to import more Lao rice
The European Union (EU) and the embassies of European countries in Laos are working to encourage more rice exports to markets in Europe ...More>>>

Miss Queen Laos 2023 to join contest in ThailandLet’s cheer for Miss Queen Laos 2023 Ms Kanlayany Sisouphanh who is all set to join Miss International Queen 2023 in Pattaya next month. ....More >>>

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Mark your calendar, tea lovers in Laos
Laos is celebrating its second International Tea Day from May 19-21 at the Parkson Mall in Vientiane.
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President Erdogan says ‘well ahead’ in election race as Türkiye awaits final results
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What can be done to lower Laos’ high maternal mortality rate?
The World Health Organisation reports that worldwide some 287,000 women died ...More >>>

Laos wins bronze in women’s weightlifting at SEA Games
Two Lao weightlifters competed in the men’s 55kg and the women’s 45kg categories ....More >>>

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Hoi An – a tourist hotspot and a jewel in Vietnam’s crown
If you’re thinking about a visit to somewhere special, Hoi An is a great ....More>>>



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