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PM attends Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022

Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh virtually attended the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022 held under the theme of “The World in COVID-19 and Beyond: Working Together for Global Development and A Shared Future” on Thursday.

Held in Hainan, China on Apr 20-22, the Boao meeting was also participated by Chinese President Xi Jinping, and high ranking officials from other Asian countries and international organizations.

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Phankham highlighted the impact of Covid-19, cooperation among members of international community on Covid-19 prevention and control and achievements made.

He urged the world community to continue deepening cooperation to seek excellent medical solution for covid-19 fight and eradication, noting that such cooperation must be based on sincerity and political intervention must be avoided and a focus must be placed on cooperation on addressing social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Prime Minister Phankham also expressed sincere gratitude to international community and friendly countries, especially China, for their provision of technical assistance, vaccines, medicines, and medical supplies to the Lao PDR to support its fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

He told the participants that it is necessary to restore connectivity and integration mechanisms by relaxing travel restrictions, restoring supply chain and investment promotion and digitalizing economy and to increase cooperation under regional and international frameworks for post-pandemic recovery.

The premier also said that the Lao PDR is proud of its active contribution to the implementation of the “Belt and Road Initiative” noting that the use of the Laos-China Railway or the Laos-China Economic Corridor will contribute significantly to increasing regional and sub-regional cooperation thus promoting the addressing of the impact of Covid-19 in the long run.

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is an international organization jointly initiated by 29 member states. BFA holds its annual conference in Boao, Hainan on a regular basis.

The founding purpose of BFA was to promote economic integration in Asia. Its mission now is to pool positive energy for the development of Asia and the world.

Source: Lao News Agency

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