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Switzerland and Laos

Here you will find an overview of Switzerland's commitment to diplomacy, education, culture and the economy in the country.

Switzerland and Laos

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Travel advice

The FDFA provides information on security-related issues concerning politics and crime in the country. The travel advice assesses possible risks and recommends preventative measures.

Travel advice

 

Swiss Humanitarian Aid after an earthquake in Haiti in 2010

International cooperation

The responsible representations implement the strategic goals of Switzerland's international cooperation and carry out related projects.

International cooperation

Impact and Change Stories from Laos

Ms Seaumkham Lertmanyphan, a member of the Keoset Community Coffee in Khoun district, Xieng Khuang province, Lao PDR.

Lao Upland Rural Advisory Service

“This year, Covid-19 has caused many problems, especially for people like us who have a low level of education. But I would like to tell all the young people who have had to return from Thailand and towns that, if they don’t have a job, they can stay in their homeland and grow coffee and other crops, which is a better way of life for us all,” Seaumkham, member of the Keoset coffee group in Xieng Kuang province. 

Ms. Bimoua, Junior Program Officer Intern at the SDC Office in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

Junoir Program Officer Intern

“My parents are still farmers in their old little house at the top of the mountain. I have a career that earns a good salary, it gives me good opportunities to continue learning and that I enjoy. I can send remittances back to help my parent and also help my little sister attend school. This makes me proud and hopeful for our family’s future,” - Bimoua, Vientiane Capital.