The Embassy of Malaysia in Vientiane, Lao PDR has encouraged Lao government officials to apply for fully sponsored short term training courses under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme or MTCP.
The fully sponsored training courses in Malaysia would enable Lao PDR Officials to experience and improve their skills through training in various fields such as English language, public administration, good governance, education, sustainable development, agriculture, poverty alleviation and others. The Embassy of Malaysia welcomes submission of nominations from various Ministries and Agencies from the Lao PDR in order to provide equal opportunities for Lao officials to go to Malaysia and enhance their capacity building skills.
In addition, an Annual Lao alumni gathering will be hosted every year by the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Lao PDR, Mr. Mohd Aini Atan to get feedbacks on ways to further improve the technical cooperation programmes.
MTCP was officially launched in September 1980 to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation. In line with the spirit of South-South Cooperation, Malaysia is committed towards sharing its development experiences and expertise with other least developed and developing countries under the MTCP framework.
As of date, 40 short term training courses have been distributed and are now open for applications by Lao Government Officials. Since its launching more than 30 years ago, around 30,000 participants from more than 140 countries including the Lao PDR have benefited from the various programmes under MTCP.
As for the Lao PDR, more than 2,000 officials have benefited through various programmes since its inception. Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia itself, two agencies, namely the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) and Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT) play a leading role in training officials on foreign relations.
Source: Lao News Agency