Lao Morning News For December 19

Lao Morning News For December 19
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Lao PDR morning news China Outlines Cooperation Strategy with Lower Mekong Countries
Chinese government has outlined a cooperation strategy under Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism with five lower Mekong countries for win-win situation, peace and stability in the region.
— Lao News Agency 

Singapore on top, Laos on the bottom – English proficiency
The EF English Proficiency Index is out for 2017, the seventh overview of countries where English is not the native language. Ranked from top to bottom and broken up into specific demographics.
Phuket Gazette 

Lao leader begins Vietnam visit
General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith arrived in Hanoi on December 19 morning, starting an official friendly visit to Vietnam.
Vietnam Plus 

World Heritage Vat Phou lights up for Visit Laos Year
Champassak province is getting ready to welcome domestic and foreign visitors from around the country, region and world to its annual Vat Phou festival on January 29-31 amid celebrations for Visit Laos Year 2018, an official confirmed on Friday.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, China universities to cooperate for education development
The National University of Laos (NUoL) has signed an agreement with Kunming University of China for development of education and exchanges to upgrade the skills of lecturers and students.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Youth Trained for Future ICT Policy Formulation
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded a two-week training course on “Knowledge Co-Creation Programme for Young Leaders” under the theme Policy on Information and Communication for ten Lao youth officials from Nov 27 to Dec 12, 2017.
Lao News Agency 

Govt awards medal to Australian ambassador
The government has presented the outgoing Australian ambassador with a Friendship Medal for his outstanding contribution to promoting cooperation between Laos and Australia.
Vientiane Times 

British Ambassador: Laos, UK enjoy growing friendly relations
Laos and the United Kingdom (UK) have enjoyed friendly relations that continue to expand rapidly, UK Ambassador to Laos, Mr Hugh Evans has said.
Vientiane Times 


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