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The Delegation's Mission Statement:
The mission of the Delegation of the European Union to Laos is to further improve relations with the Lao government and people in mutual respect and for our mutual benefit, in order to promote peace, security and sustainable development.
Following the Treaty of Lisbon, the European External Action Service is responsible for running 140 European Union Delegations and Offices operating around the world, representing the European Union and its citizens globally.
The main functions of the Delegation to Laos are:
Who works at the EU Delegations?
EU Delegations' staff comes from a number of different departments of the European External Action Service and the European Commission, local employees who provide valuable expertise on the ground as well as diplomats and experts from EU countries.
I believe that the European Union has proven itself a strong and loyal partner for Laos over the years.
The relationship between the EU and Laos continues to grow in strength and scope. We work together in a variety of ways with the objectives of reducing poverty and achieving social and economic progress while also supporting democracy, good governance and human rights. Over the years, EU assistance has helped give people the means to forge a better future. We have also helped Laos play an active role on the regional and international stages.
One of our goals is to raise understanding and awareness of the EU and its activities here in Laos. This website is the doorway to information about the many faces of EU-Laos relations. It also provides information for students about the EU’s Erasmus Plus scholarship programme as well as updates for local and international NGOs as well as private companies about EU funding opportunities.
The EU will continue to support the steps Laos is taking to liberalise the economy and become more integrated into the regional and global economy. Likewise, we will continue to work together in the context of ASEAN-EU relations and the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) process.
I look forward to interacting with you through this website, which provides information about relations between the EU and Laos and the activities of the Delegation here in Vientiane. Secondly, it will help you learn more about the EU, its policies, institutions and actions.
I wish you enjoyable and useful surfing and please do not hesitate to contact the Delegation should you require more information.
Ambassador HE Mr Léon Paul Faber, Head of Delegation
Ambassador -Head of Delegation
Ambassador HE Mr Léon FABER
Ms. Laura NICOSIA, Personal Assistant to Head of Delegation
Political and Press Section
Ms. Baiba ZARINA, Political Officer
Mr. François PRAVONGVIENGKHAM, Policy Officer
Ms. Thongvone SOSAMPHAN, Press and Information Officer
Mr. Alvaro GOMEZ DEL VALL RUIZ, Intern
Mr. Bryan FORNARI, Head of Cooperation
Mr. Koen EVERAERT, Programme Manager- Nutrition
Mr. Ignacio OLIVER-CRUZ, Programme Manager- Nutrition
Ms. Francesca ARATO, Programme Manager- Governance
Mr. Phonesavanh SETHANAPHAIXANH, Programme Manager- Governance
Mr. Inpone SENEKHAMTY, Programme Manager- Nutrition
Ms. Chindavanh VONGSALY, Programme Manager- Education
Mr. Vatthana ATANAPHONE, Programme Manager- Economic Governance
Ms. Anne-Sophie JAMEUX- Finance and Contracts Manager
Ms. Somphan PALIPHASOUK, Finance and Contracts Manager
Ms. Thatsany SENGPHACHANH, Secretary
Ms. Silisakhone KEOPHILALAY, Secretary
Mr. Edward FEEHAN, Head of Administration
Ms. Nitthaphone SIVANTHONG, Accountant
Ms. Touktathong SELYKEO, Accounting Clerk
Ms. Moukdavanh PRA-ANKHANN, Administration Secretary
Ms. Phonesavanh LINSAMOUTH, Secretary/ Receptionist
Mr. Khammai SIDAVONG, Driver
Mr. Somphachan PHILASOUK, Driver
Mr. Boudsy POTHISALAD, Driver