Excellencies, Leaders of the Party and the State,
Dear Fellow Compatriots, Soldiers, Police and all Lao People,
Today, the 8th of August 2020 marks the 53rd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN (8 August 1967 – 8 August 2020) and the 23rd anniversary of the Lao PDR’s Accession to ASEAN (23 July 1997 – 23 July 2020). The Lao PDR, therefore, takes this auspicious occasion to jointly celebrate this important day with all ASEAN Member States.
H.E. Saleumxay KOMMASITH, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR led the Lao delegation to attend the Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via video conference at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, On 23 April 2020.