Bangkok, Thailand, 20-21 March 2019–The ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) successfully convened its 28th Meeting. The meeting was chaired by HE Prof Dr Amara Pongsapich, Thailand Representative to the AICHR 2019-2021 and the Chair of the AICHR.
On 20th March 2019, The signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes on four Grant Aid Projects was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vientiane Capital. The notes were signed and exchanged by H.E.Mr Sengphet HOUNGBOUNNUANG, Deputy-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR and H.E.Mr.Takeshi HIKIHAEA, Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR and witnessed by line ministries. Thetotal value of these four grants is JPY 1,000 million (about USD 8.9 million)
The four initiatives signed include:
- Economic and Social Development Programme (Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector) (JPY 200 million (about USD 1.8 million))
- Economic and Social Development Programme (Public Security Sector) (JPY 200 million (about USD 1.8 million))
- Economic and Social Development Programme (Fiscal Stability Sector) (JPY 500 million (about USD 4.5 million))
- Grant Aid Project for the purpose of contributing to the implementation of the (Detailed Design) Project for the Expansion of Water supply System in Luang Prabang City (JPY 97 million (about USD 0.87 million))
Officials from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) and Australia met for the 13th High Level Consultations on Bilateral Relations in Vientiane on 31 October.