Lao, People's Dem. Rep.

08 September 2016, Vientiane

Opening remarks at the 11th East Asia Summit

Your Excellency, Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Chair of ASEAN in 2016,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government of the East Asia Summit members,
Your Excellency, Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I thank His Excellency Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith for inviting me to address the East Asia Summit.

07 September 2016, Vientiane

Remarks at launch of SDG 18 for the Lao PDR

Your Excellency, Mr. Tongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR,
Your Excellency, Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Your Excellency, Dr. Khampheng Saysompheng, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare,
Your Excellency, Mr. Souphanh Keomixay, Minister of Planning and Investment,
Your Excellency, Mr. Sommad Pholsena, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment,
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to be here with you to launch this unique initiative.

07 September 2016, Vientiane

Remarks at launch of Lao PDR-UN Partnership Framework

Your Excellency Mr. Somdy Douangdy, Deputy Prime Minister of Lao PDR,

Your Excellency Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to be here with you to launch this partnership agreement between the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the United Nations.

I am very pleased to be back in Laos, where I have many friends and happy memories from my last visit in 2009, and before that, my time as Foreign Minister.

07 September 2016, Vientiane

Closing remarks at the 8th ASEAN-UN Summit

Thank you for your kind suggestions.

The deliberations on the Plan of Action have demonstrated our shared principles and our shared vision for our partnership. 

In this first year of the ASEAN Community, the world has further witnessed the importance of ASEAN on the regional stage and its potential as an emerging global player.

07 September 2016, Vientiane

Opening remarks at the 8th ASEAN-UN Summit

Your Excellency, Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Chair of ASEAN in 2016,
Your Majesty, Distinguished Heads of State and Government of ASEAN,
Your Excellency, Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour to join you for the 8th ASEAN-UN Summit in the beautiful city of Vientiane. 

08 September 2016, Vientiane

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

They discussed the cooperation between Viet Nam and the United Nations, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and disaster management, and reaffirmed the importance of the UN delivering as One.

On climate change, the Secretary-General encouraged Viet Nam to ratify the Paris Agreement in the near future.

The Secretary-General also discussed the ASEAN-UN partnership and regional issues, including the South China Sea.

08 September 2016, Vientiane

Secretary-General’s opening remarks at the 11th East Asia Summit [as prepared]

Your Excellency, Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Chair of ASEAN in 2016,

Distinguished Heads of State and Government of the East Asia Summit members,

Your Excellency, Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN,

Excellencies

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I thank His Excellency Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith for inviting me to address the East Asia Summit.

07 September 2016, Vientiane

Secretary-General’s closing remarks at the 8th ASEAN-UN Summit [as prepared]

Thank you for your kind suggestions.

The deliberations on the Plan of Action have demonstrated our shared principles and our shared vision for our partnership. 

In this first year of the ASEAN Community, the world has further witnessed the importance of ASEAN on the regional stage and its potential as an emerging global player.

07 September 2016, Vientiane

Secretary-General’s opening remarks at the 8th ASEAN-UN Summit [as delivered]

Your Excellency, Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Chair of ASEAN in 2016,,

Your Majesty, Distinguished Heads of State and Government of ASEAN,

Your Excellency, Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour to join you for the 8th ASEAN-UN Summit in the beautiful city of Vientiane.