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Visit to Laos by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs builds friendship and cooperation
Australia’s Foreign Minister, Penny Wong travelled to Vientiane, Laos. The visit from 15-16 May, followed the successful visit to Australia by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith in October last year. (Readmore: English or Lao)
Laos and Australia Partner on Sustainable Energy
On 15 May, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, joined Laos’ Minister of Energy and Mines, H.E. Mr Phosay Sayasone to sign the Memorandum of Subsidiary Arrangement for LASEP. The signing was witnessed by Laos’ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith. (Read more: English or Lao)
Lao PDR and Australia Strengthening Cooperation
On 16 March 2023, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, H.E. Thongphane Savanphet, and Deputy Secretary of the Southeast Asia and Global Partners Group, of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Michelle Chan, co-chaired the 15th Lao PDR - Australia Senior Officials’ Talks. Prior to the meeting, Deputy Secretary Chan also met Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith.
Australia and Laos - Moving Forward Together
A country’s national day is a chance to reflect on the past and to think about what we want to work towards in the future. As Australia’s Ambassador to Laos, it’s a time for my team and I to think deeply about our relationship with Laos – how far we’ve come and what we want to work together to achieve in the coming years. (Read more)