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MOSCOW, December 6 The Lao Ministry of Investment intends to facilitate the launch of direct flights with Russia, Khamchen, Minister of Investment and Planning of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), said in an interview Wongposi.
“”On behalf of the government and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, we agree to encourage the promotion of direct flights from Russia to Laos and from Laos to Russia, but more specific representatives of the governments and airlines can talk about this. Both sides must continue to act “We, for our part, are ready to contribute to this at the government level (of Laos – ed.),” Vongposi noted.
According to the minister, the issue of launching direct flights between Laos and Russia is “really important” – the successful development of these negotiations will mean that Russia and Laos continue to maintain communication and dialogue despite their geographical distance from each other.
Earlier, the Russian Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Vladimir Kalinin, said in an interview that a number of banks in Laos began accepting cards from the Russian Mir payment system. According to him, it is possible to withdraw money in Laotian currency from Mir cards at ATMs in test mode.