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.
August 02nd, 2022, 13:35h, H.E. Mr. Saleumxay KOMMASITH, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR and his Spouse arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport for the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings, being hosted in Phnom Penh by the Kingdom of Cambodia from July 29 to Aug 5, 2022.
On 24 June 2022, H.E. Pratito Soeharyo, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Lao PDR, hosted a Reception on the Occasion of 65th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between The Republic of Indonesia and Lao PDR at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane. The Reception was attended by H.E Saleumxay KOMMASITH, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR as Guest of Honor and also distinguished Ministers from the different Lao Ministries.