Japan-Laos Relations

January 10, 2023

On January 10, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, sent a congratulatory letter to H.E. Mr. Sonexay SIPHANDONE, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, following his appointment on December 30, 2022.

In the letter, Prime Minister Kishida conveyed the message that he would like to further develop the “Strategic Partnership” between the two countries and make utmost efforts to strengthen cooperation in the regional and international arena. In addition, he stated that he would closely work together to further promote ASEAN-Japan relations on the occasion of the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in 2023.

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