In a continued effort to strengthen diplomatic ties and cultural exchange between Laos and Malaysia, a Mr Eldrick has paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Phetwilaychanh Souvannarath, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

The meeting, provided an invaluable opportunity for both sides to engage in a fruitful discussion on fostering bilateral relations and exploring avenues of mutual cooperation. A key highlight of the courtesy visit was the presentation on the upcoming ASEAN Festival @ Kuala Lumpur, a vibrant and inclusive celebration of the ASEAN region’s diverse cultures, cuisines, and economic potential. Mr Eldrick elaborated on the festival’s objectives and significance, highlighting how it aims to create a platform for cultural exchange, tourism promotion, and economic collaboration among ASEAN nations.

Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Phetwilaychanh Souvannarath welcomed the initiative of the ASEAN Festival and appreciated the efforts in promoting such events that contribute to stronger people-to-people connections. The Deputy Chief of Mission expressed his support for the festival’s goals and commended the dedication to fostering regional unity.

The courtesy visit allowed for a productive exchange of ideas and insights regarding potential collaboration and partnership opportunities for the ASEAN Festival. Both sides expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming event and looked forward to exploring ways to enhance bilateral relations through cultural initiatives.

The ASEAN Festival @ Kuala Lumpur, scheduled to take place from end November to early December, promises a vibrant showcase of ASEAN cultures, culinary delights, trade exhibitions, and cultural performances. It embodies the theme “Unity in Diversity,” reflecting the rich tapestry of cultures that make up the ASEAN region.

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