Message of Ambassador
I am pleased to introduce to you the official Website of the Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the Republic of the Philippines. This website will present you the basic information regarding Politics, Economy, Social, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR including the events and activities of the Embassy. Additionally, this website will be an electronic channel to contact us and specific sections in all matters.
Lao PDR is well-known as Laos, it is a landlocked country that located in the mainland of South East Asia and shared border with five countries namely, Cambodia, China, Myanmar Thailand and Viet Nam. Since its proclamation in 1975, Lao PDR has been transforming itself to connect with the neighboring countries in the region as well as the international community with the aims to enhance cooperation and promote mutual understanding. Lao PDR has conducted the foreign policy of “Peace, Independence, Friendship and Cooperation – Mutual Benefits”. In the international framework, Lao PDR is a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and other international, regional and sub-regional frameworks of cooperation. Currently, Lao PDR has established diplomatic relations with more than 140 countries around the world.
Lao PDR and the Philippines have established diplomatic relations on 14 January 1955, which has become an important milestone for bilateral relations between the two countries. Beside this our two leaders have met frequently during which they have encouraged our officials to work even harder to expand our cooperation to a new level.
I hope that the Embassy’s Website will be able to help visitors to better learn about the multiethnic culture and understand more about Lao People and therefore further expand people to people exchange between Laos and Philippines.
Welcome to Laos and Mabuhay
Ambassador of the Lao PDR to the Philippines