On 01 April 2022 at the Government House in Canberra, Mr. Sinchai MANIVANH presented the Letter of Credentials to His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the Commonwealth of Australia.
On this occasion, His Excellency Governor- General expressed his warm welcome and congratulations to Mr. Sinchai MANIVANH to assume his duty as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the Commonwealth of Australia. The Lao Ambassador conveyed His Excellency Mr. Thongloun SISOULITH, President of the Lao PDR, and expressed his high appreciation for the warm welcome and the arrangement of the presentation of Credentials. Ambassador Sinchai MANIVANH, on behalf of the Government and People of the Lao PDR, expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to the Government and the People of Australia for the continued support and assistance in many sectors, including education and human resources development, public health, trade and investment, water resources management, agriculture, tourism, and UXO clearance, among others, that have significantly contributed to the development of the Lao PDR, and looking forward to the continuation of the support and assistance in the years to come. His Excellency Governor- General expressed appreciation for Lao PDR’s cooperation and support to Australia in regional and international affairs and affirmed that Australia would further continue its support and assistance to the Lao PDR both bilaterally and internationally.
This credential presentation ceremony was held and conducted in a harmonious atmosphere.
The Lao PDR and Australia have established their diplomatic relations since 15 January 1952.