Over 100 learn Indonesian language
(KPL) One hundred and fifteen Lao residents and officials from the ministries of Public Security, National Defence, Education and Sports, Foreign Affairs and National Veterans Federation have learnt Indonesian language.
The Bahasa Indonesia Course 2012 aimed to enhance social and cultural bilateral relations and to acquaint the general public of Laos about Indonesia culture, said Charge d' Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Lao PDR, Mr Bambang Eko Sukartono at the opening ceremony last Friday.
A six-month training course (March to September) is organised by the Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane, which participants have learnt from her native teachers from Monday to Thursday at 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Indonesian Embassy in Laos.
This course obtained the attention of the Lao people and hopes that all participants will use this opportunity to learn more about Indonesia, not only the language but also the culture.
"I am very proud to announce that we are very excited by the large numbers and various backgrounds of the participants for the Bahasa Indonesia Course this year. We hope that this opportunity will increase people to people contact in case if someday one of you become a high ranking officials in Laos," he added.
Taking part in the training included 49 officers from the Ministry of Public Security, thirty soldiers from the Ministry of National Defence, three from National Veterans Federation and 29 officials from the ministries of Education and Sports, Foreign Affairs and Vientiane.
"This is the first time for me to learn Indonesian language, I am very excited and would like to thank Indonesian Embassy for giving me an opportunity to study, improve my knowledge and capacity. This is a good opportunity because most of Lao people like to learn English language," said Mr Saykhamphet Keovongsack, a soldier from the Ministry of National Defence.