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U.S. Ambassador to Laos Peter M. Haymond handed over medical equipment to Vice Minister Phouthone Muangpak
March 30, 2021

U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond handed over medical and laboratory equipment worth US $600,000 to Vice Minister of Health Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phouthone Muongpak at a ceremony in Vientiane today as part of the United States’ continued support to Lao PDR to respond to COVID-19.  This equipment is part of the overall funding support valued at nearly $8 million USD from the United States announced last year.

USAID and WFP Partner for Disaster Risk Reduction in Laos
March 22, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a project on strengthening national and local capacities of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare around emergency preparedness and response, with one project activity delivered at community level, targeting over 5,500 villagers. 

March 15, 2021

Country Profile

Laos sits at the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. As it seeks to play a more prominent role in global affairs, including in ASEAN, Laos faces significant challenges stemming from its low-skilled workforce and economic vulnerability. The United States partners with Laos to support informed decision-making that leverages its youthful population and contributes to a rules-based, resilient Indo-Pacific.

Center, U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond and Vice Minister Dr. Phouthone Muengpak witnessed the MOU signing ceremony of the new USAID-funded HIV program.
March 12, 2021

Continuing the United States’ longstanding partnership with the Government of Lao PDR to eliminate HIV/AIDS, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new three-year HIV/AIDS program, “Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control” or EpiC on March 12, 2021 in Vientiane Capital. 

September 20, 2020

Laos sits at the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. As it seeks to play a more prominent role in global affairs, including in ASEAN, Laos faces significant challenges stemming from its low-skilled workforce and economic vulnerability. The United States partners with Laos to support informed decision-making that leverages its youthful population and contributes to a rules-based, resilient Indo-Pacific.

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Last updated: September 07, 2021

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