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09 Oct 2014 description

Luang Prabang (ICRC) – Twenty-four experts from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam gathered in Luang Prabang today to discuss national policies and best practices that could benefit people injured in accidents involving unexploded ordnance and improve their lives, as well as prevent new victims in the future. The one-day workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

17 Nov 2011 description

NAY PYI TAW, 16 Nov-A ceremony to hand over the donation of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, as humanitarian assistance for the victims of the recent floods in Lao PDR, was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, here, at 2.30 pm today.

After conveying words of sympathies, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Maung Myint handed over US$ 50,000 to Ambassador of Lao PDR Mr Nilahath Sayarath who spoke words of thanks.-MNA

18 Aug 2008 description


Flooding caused from Typhoon Kammuri is affecting a large area of southeast Asia. Vietnam was hit first by rain from the storm earlier this month, leaving more than 100 dead or missing; subsequent flooding -- described in some reports as the worst flooding in 100 years -- has affected Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand, and flooding is expected shortly in Cambodia.

25 Jul 2005 description

The Parties to this Agreement,

REAFFIRMING their commitment to the aims and purposes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as set forth in the Bangkok Declaration of 8 August 1967, in particular, to promote regional co-operation in Southeast Asia in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region;