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Laos: The road from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang

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India to host southeast Asia connectivity summit

New Delhi, Dec 9 - Keeping with Indias initiative of connectivity with southeast Asia under its Act East Policy, New Delhi will host an Asean-India Connectivity Summit on December 11-12 on the theme Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday. The event comes ahead of the visit of the leaders of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations here next month for the commemorative summit of 25 years of the India-Asean dialogue partnership.



Call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030

Representatives from Cambodia, China, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam today called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion by the year 2030. The call comes amid concern over resistance of malaria parasites to antimalarial drugs, including artemisinin-the core compound of the best available antimalarial medicines.



Lao gov't adopts work plans to enhance ties with China

The monthly Lao cabinet meeting has adopted work plans to enhance the country's ties with China, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Friday. Chaired by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the two-day monthly meeting for November ended on Thursday in Lao capital Vientiane.



National Day of Laos

The Laos People's Democratic Republic celebrated its National Day on December 2. This commemorates the day in 1975 when the Republic of Laos was established. Laos, which is commonly called Muang Lao, is a landlocked country bordered by Myanmar and China on the northwest, Vietnam on the east, Cambodia on the south, and Thailand on the west.



President Aliyev congratulates heads of UAE, Laos

News selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector CONTACT US E-MAIL: sales@trend.az PHONES: + 994 12 437 18 46 Azad Abdulrahimzade: +994 50 669-48-84 Aybeniz Askerova: +994 50 677-42-28 President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. "On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, it is my pleasure to extend my sincerest congratulations to you and all your people on the occasion of the national holiday of the United Arab Emirates - Independence Day," President Aliyev said in his letter.



Thai man charged with trying to bring heroin in from Laos

A Pathum Thani man was arrested crossing the Lao border at Nong Khai on Friday morning after 1.9 kilograms of heroin was allegedly found in his travelling bag.



Secretary's Remarks: Lao People's Democratic Republic National Day

On behalf of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to President Bounnhang Vorachit and the people of Laos on the occasion of Laos' National Day on December 2. The ties between the United States and Laos continue to develop in the spirit of our Comprehensive Partnership, and we expect these bonds to grow ever stronger in the years to come. The continued cooperation on legacy war issues, our strong support for Laos' development goals, and our expanding commercial engagement reflect the growing friendship between our two nations.



Feasibility study completed for Laos-Vietnam railway

Feasibility study of a proposed railway to link Lao capital Vientiane with Vung Ang Seaport in Vietnam has been completed, officials said on Thursday. Officials and experts from Laos, Vietnam and South Korea met in Vientiane on Thursday to finalize the study which began in 2015.



Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the greater mekong subregion

The health of the population and the health service system are influenced by many factors, known as health determinants. Dahlgren and Whitehead's model of the determinants of health describe the conditions that function within the individual and in society.



Mekong region cities 'face same problems'

CITIES IN the Mekong River region are facing common challenges from urbanisation, experts say. These cities are seeing their heritage roots disappear as they grow too quickly, and their residents don't have the chance to set their own path for urban development.



'One Belt, One Road' initiative underway, but experts warn of difficulties ahead

CHINA'S "ONE BELT, One Road" railway link with Asean has started to materialise as construction in Laos has progressed to more than 10 per cent of the project linking China's border to Vientiane. However, one expert has warned that the Chinese government's financial support for the "One Belt, One Road" project could dry up in the future.



Laos: The hills of paradise

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Asean connect: Sushma holds meet with Governors of northeastern states

New Delhi, Nov 23 - As India boosts its trade, connectivity and people-to-people ties with southeast Asia under the Act East Policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday held an interactive meeting with the Governors of the northeastern states and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Stating that acting east through India's northeastern region, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that Sushma Swaraj chaired the interactive discussion with the Governors of the northeastern states and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to synchronise the views of the northeastern states into the Asean-centric Act East Policy.



View schedule

In this fascinating series, Sue Perkins uncovers a region undergoing unprecedented change. In addition to tackling hard-hitting social and environmental issues, Sue explores the lighter side of life on the Mekong, as she meets the river's idiosyncratic characters.



Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation to be held in December

The first Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation will be held in Vientiane, Laos from Dec.19-20, according to organizers. The Lao News Agency , China Economic Information Service and Lao Chinese Chamber of Commerce announced on Saturday that they will jointly host the forum, themed "Opportunities and Outlook of Laos-China Cooperation - Strategic Integration of Laos' Strategy of Transformation from a Landlocked to a Land-linked Country and the Belt and Road Initiative."



China Focus: TV, beer and railways - bringing Laos and China together

"Speaking Chinese will open up new opportunities for me. With many Lao people keen to learn Chinese, when I go back home after graduation next year, I will teach Chinese language, culture and politics," said Tala, from Vientiane, Laos.



Xi's Globalist Vision Encounters Suspicion in His Own Backyard

To understand the challenges Xi Jinping faces in assuming greater leadership in world affairs, look no further than the Chinese president's travels through his own backyard this week. Over five days in Vietnam and Laos, Xi played two seemingly disparate roles: defender of global commerce and torchbearer for international communism.



Trump's odd claim Obama 'never got to land' in Philippines

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the ASEAN Gala Dinner at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.



First-graders

Don't say that this is nothing special. Children are always very special. But as a photo, well... This is from Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, in January 1973.





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