(KPL) The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a three-week training course on English Language and Communication Skills for 26 Lao officials from the Committee for External Relations of the Party Central Committee from Nov 5 to 23.
The course, which was held at the Lao-Singapore Training Centre, was conducted by Ms Joyce Seow Siew Eng from Green Olive Tree, Singapore.
The course closing ceremony was held at the Singapore Embassy on Nov 23 and was attended by the Chairperson of the Committee for External Relations Sounthone Xayachack and the Singaporean Ambassador to the Lao PDR Dominic Goh.
This course was designed to enhance the English language and communication skills of the participants. It also allowed participants to acquire an intermediate level of command of the language, for the purposes of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
The course was conducted pursuant to the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI).
Under the IAI, Singapore conducts 20 to 30 courses a year at the Lao-Singapore Training Centre, focusing on areas of public governance, finance, urban management, hospitality and tourism, civil aviation, as well as IT skills and the English Language.
About 600 Lao officials are trained each year and more than 13,000 Lao government officials have benefited from the Ministry’s various training programmes under the Singapore Cooperation Programme since 1993.
Source: Lao News Agency