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Laos ready to host ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting

By Vinnaly

(KPL) Laos is ready to host the 8th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting (ASED) and other five meetings concerned in Vientiane Capital on 9-12 September.

Deputy Minister Education and Sports, Mrs Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun told at press conference in Vientiane Capital yesterday.

The host will organise the 9th Senior Official Meeting on Education, the 5th Senior Official Meeting on Education plus three, the 3rd East Asia Senior Official Meeting on Education, the 2nd ASEAN Plus Three Education Minister Meeting and the 2nd East Asia Education Minister Meeting.

The meeting will estimate and review consolidation and evaluation which work together on Action Plan 2010-2015, as well as progressive of implement work in the pass.

'The meeting will determine future considerations on the post 2015 vision, which will focus on promoting and developing tuition and use of language of each ASEAN member countries among young students,'Mrs Sengdeuane said.

The meeting will discuss next five years action plan on education 2016-2020. The meeting will be participated by 18 countries and four organization, 10 ASEAN member countries, ASEAN plus three (China, Republic of Korea and Japan), and Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia and USA.

'This meeting will reduce gap on education development as well as human resource development between ASEAN member countries' she continued.

The meeting will raise Laosís reputation to the international arena and trusts have been given by ASEAN member countries.
This meeting is a good opportunity for Laos to develop education and human resources in the country and prepare the integration of ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.

Mrs Sengdouan added that Lao government was improving education system in general education and university equally to the ASEAN member countries.

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