Remarks of Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism at a dinner reception on 01/07/2018, Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane

Your Excellency Comrade Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Publicity Department
Your Excellency Comrade Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun, Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee Secretariat member, and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Propaganda and Training Board.
Your Excellency Tuo Zhen Editor in Chief of China People’s Daily Management Board
Your Excellency Li Jinzao Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, People’s Republic of China.

Distinguished guests

Ladies and Gentlemen
On behalf of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR as well as the entire Lao media sector, I would like to express my appreciation to the high level media delegations, media personnel and mainstream media from the People’s Republic of China, Kingdom of Cambodia, Union of Myanmar, Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for accepting my invitation to attend the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Media Summit 2018, which is jointly hosted by the Lao PDR.
On this occasion, I would like to extend a warm welcome to high level delegates from mainstream media in the six countries, who made the decision to participate in this conference.  With this cause, you have brought a spirit of neighbourliness.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Chinese government and the People’s Daily, which trusted and selected the Lao PDR as a partner in hosting the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Media Summit under the theme “Mekong-Lancang cooperation for a bright future”.
Ladies and gentlemen,
This evening, I am pleased to host this dinner reception in honor of high level delegates from the six Mekong-Lancang countries. I hope you will enjoy the wonderful taste of Lao food and be amazed at the colourful Lao ethnic group performances. On this auspicious occasion, I would like to propose a toast to your good health and the success of the summit. (Please enjoy!)
Thank You