Official name
LAO PEOPLES’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
Form of government
Unitary one-party people's republic
Capital
Vientinane
Head of State
Bounnhang Vorachith
Prime Minister
Thongloun Sisoulith
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Saleumxay Kommasith
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
25 November 1962

Political relations

Intensified political contacts took place between 1974 and 1979. The relations between the two countries were characterized by close positions and cooperation based on the principles of non-alignment, as well as political, diplomatic and material support of the former Yugoslavia to the struggle of Laos for national liberation. Laos supported our country during the crisis in the former SFRY in the 1990s and expressed strong opposition to NATO aggression against the FRY in 1999.

The then Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, I. Mrkić visited Laos on 22 – 25 February 2013, which was the first visit from Serbia at this level in the last decade.

Delegation of the National Assembly of Laos, led by President P. Yathotou, visited the Republic of Serbia in October 2013.

 

Economic relations

Economic cooperation with Lao is underdeveloped, and trade is reduced to a modest level. In 2020, trade with Laos amounted to 19 thousand euros of exports, while goods worth 942 thousand euros were imported.

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos on cooperation in the field of culture and education, signed on 29 May 2013, published in The Official Gazette, International Treaties No.12/2013 from 31 October 2013.
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and official passports, signed on 29 May 2013, published in The Official Gazette, International Treaties No.5/14.

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Yangon (Myanmar) covers People’s Democratic Republic of Laos on a non-residential basis: http://www.yangon.mfa.gov.rs.

The Embassy of People’s Democratic Republic of Laos in Vienna (Austria) covers the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis: https://www.wien.info/en/locations/embassy-of-the-peoples-democratic-republic-of-laos.

Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Department for Asia, Australia and Pacific (DAAP); tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 345; e-mail: odazap@mfa.rs.