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LAOS: Laos ready to assume Asean chairmanship: Deputy PM


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saleumxay Kommasith.


The government has confirmed its readiness to take on the chairmanship of Asean next year, which it views as an important opportunity to raise the country’s profile in the region.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith, who is also deputy head of the National Steering Committee on Preparation for and Implementation of Laos’ Asean Chairmanship, said preparations were almost 100 percent complete.

MYANMAR: Airstrike kills 11 civilians in west Myanmar

Members of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army pose for a photograph with the weapons allegedly seized from the Myanmar's army outpost on a hill in Chinshwehaw town, Myanmar, Saturday Oct. 28, 2023. The leader of Myanmar’s army-installed government said the military will carry out counter-attacks against a powerful alliance of ethnic armed groups that has seized towns near the Chinese border in the country’s northeastern and northern regions, state-run media reported Friday Nov. 3, 2023. ("The Kokang" online media via AP)


BANGKOK (AP) — Airstrikes by Myanmar’s military on a village in a western region have killed at least 11 civilians, including eight children, a leading opposition group and residents of the area said Friday.

The attack Wednesday on Vuilu village, south of Matupi township in Chin state, also left four people wounded, according to online reports in independent local media. The military government has not announced any attacks at the location.


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