In responded to the invitation of Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Foreign Minister of Turkey, and his delegation paid an official visit to Lao PDR from 7-8 November 2018.
On 7 November 2018, Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith joined his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and high ranking officials from Laos and Turkey to officially open the Turkish embassy in Vientiane.
On 8 November 2018, the bilateral Meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, in both sides highly valued the relations and cooperation as well as the Mutual support between the two countries.
After the meeting, two ministers signed an agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders between the governments of Lao PDR and the Republic of Turkey.
On 6 November 2018, at Presidential Palace, new Lao ambassadors received their credentials from President Bounnhang Vorachit as follows: the ambassador of Laos to Austria, Mr Sithong Chitnhothinh, the ambassador of Laos to the UK, Mr Phongsavanh Sisoulath, the ambassador of Laos to the Philippines, Mr Songkane Luangmuninthone, and the ambassador of Laos to India, Mr Bounneme Chouanghonm.