In the context of the European Union Council Decision 2017/1428, Special Envoy of the Convention HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan led a High Level Task Force to Lao PDR from 23-24 October 2019, engaging with senior Lao officials on the Convention and its norms.
During the visit, Prince Mired met with Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E Thongpane Savanphet; Minister of Defence H.E. Lt. Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath; Minister of Labour and Social Welfare H.E. Khampheng Saysompheng; and Prime Minister H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith.
In addition, the delegation met with a number of stakeholders including Humanity and Inclusion, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Development Programme (UNDP); and international clearance operators HALO Trust, Mines Advisory Group (MAG), and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA ).
His Royal Highness met with Prime Minister H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith
His Royal Highness and representatives of mine action donors Australia, European Union, Japan, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America