Supporting local efforts to clear unexploded ordnance in Lao PDR


SUMMARY: One of the most important and enjoyable parts of my job as United States Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is meeting people as I travel throughout the country. Lao PDR’s young, dynamic population is overwhelmingly located in rural areas spread out across this beautiful, rugged country. You cannot understand Lao PDR without seeing the people in the rural areas and how assistance programs from the United States are impacting their lives. In August, I visited Xieng Khouang Province to observe the unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey and clearance process that humanitarian clearance operators implement. It was my second visit as Ambassador to witness these survey and clearance operations in the field.

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Published: Monday, December 7, 2020

Last Updated: Monday, December 7, 2020

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