Statement by H.E. Mr. Saleumxay KOMMASITH, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic at the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), on 6 March 2023, in Doha, Qatar.
I would like to begin by extending my sincere congratulations to His Excellency Csaba Korosi on his election as President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and I wish him successful presidency of this UNGA session. I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Lao PDR in this august Assembly.
Excellencies, Party and State Leaders,
Dear Officials, Soldiers, Policeman and all Lao People,
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967. ASEAN has designated the 8th of August as the ASEAN Day. Today, 8 August 2022, marks the 55th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN. The Lao PDR became a member of ASEAN on 23rd July 1997 and this year is the 25th anniversary of the Lao PDR’s accession to ASEAN. On behalf of the Government of the Lao PDR, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all Lao people as well as all members of the ASEAN family on the occasion of the ASEAN Day and 25th anniversary of the Lao PDR’s accession to ASEAN.