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Embassies and consular services for Laos

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Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Our relationship with Laos

New Zealand’s relationship with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is limited but friendly. Following the Viet Nam War, this neighbouring landlocked nation earned the unenviable reputation as the most heavily bombed country per capita in the world. The UN also classifies it as one of the world's least developed countries.

Laos has been a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997 and New Zealand’s engagement with Laos through ASEAN-related fora is warm, and the main source of our political-level engagements.   


Information about New Zealand's trade with Laos is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).

Free trade agreements with Laos

We have regional free trade agreements that include Laos:



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