Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Khamphao Ernthavanh and Mr. Sengpheth Houngbounyuang received a courtesy call from Mr. Mohd Aini Atan, Ambassador of Malaysia; U. Ko Ko Naing, Ambassador of Republic of the Union of Myanmar; Mr. Cheng Manith, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia; Mr. Marek Libricky, Ambassador of Republic of Czech; Mr. Francisco Assis Morais e Cunha Vaz Patto, Ambassador of Portuguese Republic; Mr. Kreso Glavac, Ambassador of Republic of Croatia; Mr. Dosso Adama, Ambassador of Republic of Côte d'Ivoire; Mr. Evren Dagdelen, Ambassador of Republic of Turkey and Mr. Andrii Beshta, Ambassador of Ukraine to Laos, on May 3rd, 2017.
On 27 April 2017, His Excellency Thongphane SAVANPHET, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Laos’ ASEAN SOM Leader led the Lao delegation to attend the ASEAN Senior Officials' Preparatory Meeting, in Manila, Philippines.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), through its Resident Mission in Vientiane, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly organized an event to celebrate 50 years of development partnership between the Lao PDR and ADB as well as mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s membership in the multilateral institution.
The event was opened by Deputy Foreign Minister Mr Thongphane Savanphet, and Director General for ADB’s Southeast Asia Department Mr James A. Nugent.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr Somdy Douangdy, Minister of Planning and Investment Mr Souphan Keomixay, ADB’s Executive Director Mr David F. Murchison, as well as other key government officials, private sector representatives, development partners, academia, civil society advocates, and member of the media were also in attendance.