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US ready to increase cooperation with Lao PDR

The United States is ready to increase cooperation for stable and sustainable development with the Lao PDR, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Giving interview to local media in Vientiane on Dec 7, Ms Camille P. Dawson noted that the bilateral cooperation between US and the Lao PDR enjoys a good atmosphere and is effective in many aspects, especially cooperation to address the problem of unexploded ordnance in the Lao PDR.
Since 1995, the United States has contributed more than 310 million US dollars to solve the problem of unexploded ordnance in Laos.
US has also continued to cooperate in nutrition, education, public health, agriculture, law enforcement and many other areas.
The official said that there are many other areas that the US government wants to continue to work with the Lao PDR, especially to invest in its future development.
US will create more favorable conditions and opportunities for the cooperation of the people by focusing on the promotion of youth education, cultural exchange and tourism between the peoples of the two countries, according to the US official.
Ms Dawson also emphasized the importance of the Indo-Pacific strategy of the United States noting that the strategy focuses on strengthening cooperation to build strength, security and stability in the region.
“This strategy is very important to the world economy because this region has almost half of the world’s population and accounts for 2/3 of the world’s GDP and economy,” said the official.

Source: Lao News Agency