From 21st-24th June 2022, Prof. Stefan Braum, the Project Leader of the Inter-University cooperation project Laos-Luxembourg could finally travel to Laos after the easing of travel restrictions associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. His visit started with the Steering Committee Meeting, which took place face-to-face for the first time in two years at the FLP on Wednesday, 22nd of June. The Steering Committee Meeting was attended by Sam Schreiner (Chargé d’Affaires of the Luxembourg Embassy in Laos), Anika Brück (Desk Asia, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Luxembourg partners including LuxDev and ILSTA). The meeting served to show the accomplishment of the Project’s phase 2 and to discuss the project planning and budget for 2022.
On 23rd June 2022, Prof. Stefan, Dr. Perrine Simon (Liaison Officer of Uni.lu) accompanied by Dr. Somdeth Keovongsack (Vice-dean of FLP), Somsack Silithip (Coordinator of the Project for the FLP) and Ms. Thongkhoon Xayyahong (Uni.lu’s Project Assistant) paid a courtesy visit to the National University of Laos, meeting the Vice-President and Prof. Dr. Houngphet Chanthavong, as well as to the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports, where they met with the Minister Assoc. Prof. Phoud Simmalavong.