Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Khambay Khatthiya received on Thursday a courtesy visit from new Japanese Ambassador to the Lao PDR Kobayashi Kenichi.
At the amicable talks, Minister Khambay congratulated Ambassador Kobayashi Kenichi upon his appointment to the post.
The host and her guest also reviewed the relationships and cooperation between peoples and Governments of the two countries over the past years.
Both sides noted that the relations and cooperation between Laos and Japan have been strengthened constantly over the past years with several cooperation mechanisms.
As for the labour and social welfare sector, Japan has played an important role in the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXOs), emergency response, post-disaster rehabilitation, and labour skills development, among others.
Source: Lao News Agency