10 May 2012
President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in Malacañan Palace. The Prime Minister is in a three-day visit in the Philippines upon the invitation of President Aquino.
During the meeting, four agreements were signed between the Lao and Philippine government including:
1. Memorandum of Understanding between the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines and the Institute of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic;
2. Memorandum of Understanding between Philippine Sports Commission and the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on Sports Cooperation;
3. Memorandum of Understanding between University of the Philippines-Los Baños and University of Laos; and
4. Cooperation Agreement between the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce of Industry.
The President hosted an official dinner in honor of H.E. Thammavong after an expanded bilateral meeting attended by different Cabinet secretaries and members of the Lao delegation.
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