Laos declares itself prepared and ready to host the 38th ASEAN ministerial meeting as well as meetings between ASEAN foreign ministers and their dialogue partners in Vientiane next week, from July 26 to 29.
Meeting venues will be the Don Chanh Palace and Lao Plaza hotels and the International Trade Exhibition and Convention Center or ITEC.
To deal with traffic jams, authorities have ordered closing of schools and government offices from July 26-29. Trucks are also banned from entering the city, beginning July 20 until July 30.
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