The Lao People’s Democratic Republic would like to reaffirm its position that an embargo with its extra-terrestrial implications does not only hinder the socio-economic development of a nation, but it also contradicts the principles and purposes enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and international law and those sovereign equality of states as well as freedom of international trade and navigation. As such, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has neither promulgated nor applied laws and measures of the kind referred to in the UN resolutions A//RES/74/7.
The imposition of the economic, commercial and financial embargo on the Republic of Cuba by the United States not only violates the international law, but it also imposes severe restrictions and obstacles to the socio-economic development of Cuba. Against this backdrop, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic calls for lifting of such embargo against Cuba at the earliest possible.
Vientiane, July 16th, 2021
1. As an immediate neighbor and ASEAN fellow, the Lao PDR has been closely following the developments in Myanmar. We stress the importance of maintaining political stability in all ASEAN Member States in order to achieve stable, peaceful and prosperous ASEAN Community.
The Lao PDR highly valued theefforts of the leadersof the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America (USA) in organizing the second Summit between the two Leaders from 27-28 March 2019 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The Lao PDR also praised the Government and people of Viet Nam for an excellent hosting of the Summit, which has importantly contributed to peace building process in the region and the world, despites any joint agreements were reached at the Summit. The Lao PDR views that this Summit has created more mutual trust and better understanding between the Leaders of the DPRK and the USA, which will become an important foundation for future negotiations on new relations building between the two countries, as well as for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in the future