(KPL) The Lao PDR began its Vice Presidency of the 76th United Nations General Assembly Session by chairing the last session of the High-level Meeting on the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on Wednesday. The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action - a landmark anti discrimination framework - was adopted at the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in 2001.

(KPL/VNA) – The Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Assemblies of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam issued a joint statement at their 8th conference on Sep 23, covering different aspects, including the COVID-19 fight. Under the joint statement, delegates highly valued achievements the region has recorded in socio-economic development amid COVID-19, as well as the implementation of cooperation agreements.

(KPL) Laos has received 30,000 doses of Sputnik Light vaccine, a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine, as a gift from the Government of the Russian Federation. The handover took place at Wattay International Airport, Vientiane on Sep 22.

(KPL) Some 694 new Covid-19 cases, including 666 local infections and 28 imported cases, have been recorded nationwide with Vientiane documenting record high 563 local infections over the past 24 hours.

(KPL) On Aug 26, Minister of Industry and Commerce Khampheang Xaysompheng, and Governor of Champassak Province Vilayvong Boutdakham witnessed the signing ceremony of an agreement on the construction of a cassava factory in Bachiang Chaleunsouk, Champassak Province between AIDC Co., Ltd and the Champassak Provincial Department of Commerce and Industry.

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