On 18 January 2019, Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Foreign Minister of Lao PDR led Lao delegation to attend the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Meeting was the first ASEAN ministerial gathering under Thailand’s Chairmanship in 2019.
The Ceremony was held on 15 January 2019 at the Ministry of Foreign Affair between Mr. Phongsavanh Sisoulath, former director general of ASEAN Department who was appointed to be the ambassador of Laos to the UK and Mr. Latsamy Keomany, newly appointed director general of ASEAN Department.
In response to the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Lao Prime Minister Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, led a high-ranking Lao government delegation to attend to the 41st meeting of the Laos-Vietnam Inter-Governmental Committee from 5-6 January 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
After the meeting, two prime ministers held a press conference and witnessed the signing of six important documents.
Both sides have agreed to stronger cooperation in a wide range of fields, including human resource development, trade, and investment.