On the occasion of the 47th Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN (8 August 1967 - 8 August 2014) and the 17th Anniversary of Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) accession to ASEAN (23 July 1997 - 23 July 2014), on behalf of the Government of the Lao PDR, I would like to convey the warmest greetings and best wishes to the Leaders of the Party and State, cadres, soldiers, police as well as all Lao people both inside the country and overseas.
H.E. Mr. Alounkeo KITTIKHOUN, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Laos’ ASEAN SOM Leader (third from left), led the Lao Delegation to attend the 18th ASEAN-ROK Dialogue, held on 18-20 June 2014 in Busan, Republic of Korea.
The Meeting reviewed the cooperation between ASEAN and ROK over the past year, and charted out future directions as well as made preparations for the upcoming Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) 10+1 Session with the Republic of Korea in August 2014 in Myanmar, the 17th ASEAN-ROK Summit in November 2014 in Myanmar andthe ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit to mark the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations to be held in ROK in December 2014.
The Meeting also exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual interest.