Japan extends support for Laos’ 2024 Asean chairmanship


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): The government of Japan has provided vehicles and information technology (IT) equipment worth more than 63 billion kip (500 million yen) to Laos, in support of the country’s duties as the Chair of Asean in 2024.

The items provided include 33 Toyota Camry Hybrid cars, which will be used to transport ministers from Asean member countries and dialogue partners when they attend Asean meetings in Laos in 2024.

IT equipment has also been donated to improve communications and Internet systems.

Senior Lao and Japanese government officials on Monday attended a signing and exchange of notes ceremony on the grant aid from Japan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Thongphan Savanphet and Japanese Ambassador to Laos Kenichi Kobayashi signed the documents, witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith and other officials.

Thongphan, on behalf of the Lao government, expressed heartfelt gratitude to the government and people of Japan for their generous assistance.

Ambassador Kobayashi underlined the importance of Laos-Japan bilateral relations and pledged to continue to work with Laos in its preparations for the 2024 Asean chairmanship.

This engagement has further enhanced the traditional friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries in the spirit of a strategic partnership. It also contributes to the strengthening of Asean-Japan relations.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Laos , Japan , Asean , chairmanship


Next In Aseanplus News

Ringgit ends flat versus US dollar
1MDB trials and Rosmah’s appeal will be handled by DPPs, says AG
Emerging markets - Thai baht hovers near 10-month high as Asian currencies rise after China markets reopen after holiday
Umno purge: Zahid’s position is strengthened, but may affect party in state elections, say analysts
This Japanese sightseeing train runs on leftover ramen broth
TikTok's chief to testify before Congress in March - WSJ
Nurul Izzah's appointment damaging to govt's image, says Hamzah
JD.com to shut Indonesia, Thailand shopping sites in focus shift
Indonesia finds local trader forged ingredient label in probe of cough syrup deaths
Elephantiasis prevalence target of under 2% achieved, says Health DG

Others Also Read