Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s National Day

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

November 30, 2019

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to President Bounnhang Vorachit and the people of Laos as you commemorate your National Day on December 2.

This has been another notable year in our bilateral relationship that has seen our Comprehensive Partnership become stronger. This year, our forward-looking relationship has established closer political, economic, and people to people ties. Laos has played an important role in ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific region as a partner that promotes peace, security, and prosperity for the entire region.

The United States congratulates you on Laos’ National Day and conveys our best wishes to the people of Laos.