India signed two agreements with Laos to strengthen mutual bonds [ Current Affairs ]

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About Laos: Laos is officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR). It is an interior country in South - east Asia which is bounded by Myanmar of Burma and the People’s Republic of China to the north - west, Vietnam to the east which is Laos’s capital, Cambodia to the south and Thailand to the west.

  • Since 1975, it has been ruled by a socialist and communist government.
  • Its population was expected around 6.8 million as per report of July 2014.

About the agreements:

  • India and Laos have signed two Memoranda of Understanding on Air services and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong - Ganga Cooperation (MGC) programme.
  • Its aim is to strengthen mutual bonds between both nations.
  • These agreements were signed in presence of Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and President of Lao Choummaly Sayasone in Vientiane.
  • These agreements will allow airlines to start a direct flight between the two countries.
  • Agreement of quick impact projects of MCG includes three projects in the agriculture sector.

- Published on: September 22, 2015