Philippines and Laos
The Republic of the Philippines and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic celebrates 68 years of formal diplomatic relations today, January 14! The Philippines and Laos established diplomatic relations in 1955.
Relations between the peoples of the Philippine Islands and Laos began long before the colonial era when prehistoric trade brought Philippine-made Jade into Indo-China as early as 2000 B.C.
There are 1,944 Filipinos in LAOS.
The distance between Manila and Vientiane is 2,007 kilometers.
The total trade between the two countries is US$ 8.74 million (Q3 2022). Laos’ total export to the Philippines is US$ 8.54 million (Q3 2022).
4 Philippine Presidents who visited LAOS
- President Fidel V. Ramos, 1997
- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, 2004
- President Benigno Aquino III, 2012
- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, 2016