JAKARTA, Indonesia Laos attaches great importance to ASEAN cooperation, believing that the 10-nation bloc will bring positive changes to the land-locked country in the near future, Vientiane Times online portal reported.

New Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Laos to ASEAN, Ekkaphab Phanthavong has highlighted the role of ASEAN in the international arena and how the bloc will benefit Laos.

The New Ambassador delivered his speech while presenting Letter of Credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi in Jakarta this week.

Ekkaphab was confident that the ASEAN Secretariat, under Lim’s leadership, will be strengthened while member nations are implementing ASEAN Community Vision 2025.

The vision is a forward-looking roadmap that reflects the aspirations of the next generation of ASEAN nationals.

It aims to sustain the momentum of regional integration and further contribute to strengthening the ASEAN community-building efforts, according to the ASEAN website.

Source: NAM News Network

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