On 14 May 2019, at the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, Mr. Inthasone THIRAKUL, Deputy Director General of the IFA and party warmly welcomed and received the delegation from Temasek Foundation International (TFI) led by Associate Director Mr Shiran Ali, and Nanyang Technology University (NTU) of Singapore led by Ms. Kathryne Yew.
On the occasion of their visit, two parties convened the Review Meeting for “Train the Trainer” Programme for Senior Government Officials from the Lao PDR, which were organized in 2016 and 2018 by NTU respectively. The meeting comprised 6 former participants, who were represented each of training course and from different organizations such as State Audit Organization, Lao Youth Union, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The objective of the meeting was to hear assessment of the training programme outcomes from the former participants. At the meeting, the former participants actively briefed and shared regarding their lessons and experiences learnt from Singapore, as well as their knowledge and lessons applied into their agencies.
The AICHR Workshop on the outcome of the thematic study on right to peace was organized in Vientiane, on the 7 December 2018 chaired by Mr. Phoukhong Sisoulath, Director General of Treaties and Law department, Ministry of foreign Affair, who is also the Lao Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), with about 40 participants from 10 ASEAN Member States were in attendance.
On 20-21 November 2018, The 19th FEALAC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), which took place for the first time in Laos, has ended with a successful outcome on the path to the next FEALAC SOM, to be held alongside the ministerial meeting in Latin America next year.