Lao morning news for February 20

Lao morning news for February 20

Lao PDR morning newsLaos-Vietnam border a pivotal part of development
Vehicles regularly carry goods into Laos from the sea port in Thanh Hoa province of Vietnam, about 250 kilometres from Huaphan province.
— Vientiane Times

Hanoi, Vientiane police cooperate more effectively: Lao official
The recent signing of the cooperation minutes between Hanoi and Vientiane police, as witnessed by the Vietnamese and Lao Ministers of Public Security, will lay a legal foundation for the two sides to support each other in all fields, he said.
— Nhan Dan

Lao Uni. Students Head To Japan For Japan-ASEAN Student Conference
On 18 February 2019, twelve Lao university students departed Wattay International Airport for Japan to participate in the Japan-ASEAN Student Conference, or a programme conducted under the framework of JENESYS 2018, which is supported by the Japanese Government.

Brunei, Laos sign MoUs on education, information and trade
As Brunei continues to nurture its business ecosystem, His Majesty the Sultan during a banquet held to welcome the Lao Prime Minister Dr Thounglun Sisolith on Saturday, stressed the importance of intra-ASEAN cooperation, especially in the face of global challenges.
— The Scoop

New rules issued for Lao-foreign marriages
New guidelines have been issued advising foreign nationals of additional rules they must comply with if they wish to marry a Lao citizen.
— Vientiane Times

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Snakes! 2,000+ snakes seized in Thai-Laos border sting
182 baskets containing 2,730 rat snakes and cobras – worth 1 million baht in total – have been intercepted as they were about to be smuggled out of Thailand and into Laos.
— The Thaiger

Thai Educational Institute Grants Scholarships To Lao Journalists
The Lao Journalists Association (LJA) has signed with the Institute of Physical Education Phetchabun Campus and the Phetchabun Radio and Television Broadcasters Association an MoU pledging the provision of scholarships by the Thai institute to journalists affiliated to the LJA.

Laos, Japan celebrate 20 years of legal, judicial cooperation
The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.
— Vientiane Times

Snakes on A Pier! Smuggled Serpents Intercepted En Route from Thailand to Laos in Their Thousands
The sizeable seizure of snakes worth about a million baht (US32,000 or 275 million Lao Kip) reportedly netted some 182 baskets containing 2,730 rat snakes and cobras headed to Laos from Thailand via a long tail boat.
— The Laotian Times

Vietnam’s president to visit Laos
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and his delegation will visit Laos on the coming Sunday and Monday, the Lao News Agency reported on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Xayaboury prepares for influx of elephants, Chinese
Xayaboury authorities are wondering how to accommodate the 500 or so Chinese visitors who will attend the elephant festival in the provincial capital this week and next.
— Vientiane Times


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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