(KPL) Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Sep 21 received a courtesy call from a cleft lip and cleft palate team of the Okinawa-Laos Cleft Palate Patient Support Center led by Prof Dr Hajime Sunakawa of the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.

(KPL) – Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang passed away at 10:05 am on Sep 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62.

(KPL) On September 18th, leaders of the two Koreas have met in Pyongyang, North Korea, for the third meeting for inter-Korean reconciliation. With the international attention focused on the movements of the two leaders, families from around the world expecting the peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula, further world peace attended a peace festival held in South Korea.

(KPL) The Lao PDR’s development has been rapid during the last decade, largely funded by income from natural resources driving the bulk of economic growth. The government is promoting responsible investment across the country to ensure that quality investments benefit all of Lao society, fostering green development and sustainable use of natural resources, in accordance with the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan.

(KPL) The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth US$ 598,330 for Cluster Sub-munitions Machine Clearance Promotion Project in Xieng Khuang Province. The signing ceremony for the project grant contract was held at the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane on Sep 14 between Mr. Takeshi Hikihara, Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR, and Mr. Makoto Saijo, Country Director of the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS), a Japanese non-profit organisation.



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