3. Establishing Strategic Partnership between Japan and the Lao PDR for cultural and creative industries in Lao PDR

Lao People's Democratic Republic
Key objectives of the measure:

to promote comprehensive partnerships towards enduring friendship and regional prosperity. 

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

A Joint Statement was signed between the two Prime Ministers in 2015 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Laos. The Joint Statement covers several areas including political and security area, economic cooperation, trade and investment and people-to-people and cultural exchange. Arts and culture collaboration have already benefited a programme of exchanges for approximately 1,500 participants up until 2017, and will benefit approximately 1,500 more until 2020.

Lao-Japan Research Centre was established in the National University including languages, cultural exchanges covering several domains i.e. literatures, performing arts.

Annual cultural exchange programme to showcase each country cultural products including cuisine, traditional dress, handicrafts, traditional souvenirs since 2007.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Stronger cooperation at the regional level and international level.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:


Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Exchange and promotion culture between two people to better mutual understanding and stimulating the cultural products,

Indicators used to determine impact:
Cultural events on various topics in both countries
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