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Lao People's Democratic Republic's National Day


Press Statement
Washington, DC
December 2, 2011

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On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I am delighted to congratulate the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic as you celebrate your National Day this December 2.

This year marks 56 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Laos. Today we continue to strengthen our relationship through the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) and the many issues we are working together on, from reducing the impact of unexploded ordnance, to improving health, to expanding food security for the people of Laos. We also continue to support the Lao Government in its effort to fully implement our Bilateral Trade Agreement and join the World Trade Organization.

The United States is committed to the future of Laos. As you celebrate this special day, know that the United States sends best wishes for peace and happiness in the coming year.



PRN: 2011/2048

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