Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Thongphan Savanphet yesterday presented diplomatic credentials to Mr Gerard Deleveaux to serve as the Consul of the Lao PDR to the Republic of Madagascar.
During a ceremony held in Vientiane, Mr Thongphan congratulated Mr Gerard upon his appointment as the honorable consul of Laos to Madagascar saying that his appointment was a landmark for the fostering of cooperation on economics, trade, tourism and other areas between the two countries.
The deputy minister said that the fulfillment of his duty as the honorable consul will enhance the relations and cooperation between the Lao PDR and the Republic of Madagascar thus bringing benefits to the peoples of both countries.
Laos and Madagascar established diplomatic relations in February 1980, but neither country established any diplomatic station in their respective state.
Source: Lao News Agency