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Indian President to visit Laos

Last Updated: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 10:08

Vientiane: Indian President Pratibha Patil was to pay a state visit to Laos later this week, official reports said on Monday.

Patil was scheduled to arrive on Thursday for a five-day visit to the land-locked communist country at the invitation of President Choummaly Sayasone, the Lao Presidential Palace announced in a statement.

Laos, a mountainous country half the size of France, is a member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), with which India has been fostering close ties over the past decade.
ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

IANS

First Published: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 10:08
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