Vientiane, 5 March 2020
I have closely followed with concern the current situation on the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Republic of Korea, which has severely affected the livelihood and caused the loss of lives of the Korean people.
On the occasion of the 24th Anniversary of ASEM foundation, which falls on 1 March, on behalf of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and on my own behalf, I would like to convey my sincere congratulation and best wishes to the Lao people and the people of ASEM member countries.
Vientiane, 28 January 2020
I have learned with profound sadness over the earthquake occurred in Elazig and Malatya Provinces, Turkey on 24 January 2020, which causednumerous deaths and injured peoplesincluding destruction of property.