The Laos in Lyon in October 2013

24 October 2013

drapeau du Laos

Visit confirmed.

Venue for the visit:

Lyon (France)

Topics of the meeting:
  • Culture,
  • Economic development,
  • Social cohesion,
  • Urban planning.

The President of the Lao People’s Republic welcomed to Lyon on 24 October


Following his talks in Paris with President François Hollande and Jean-Pierre Bel, President of the Senate, and his meetings with the heads of businesses and the Laos community in Paris, President Choummaly Sayasone visited Lyon accompanied by the Deputy Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Ms Yamina Benguigui.

During his stay in Lyon, the President attended, on the site of the Pierre Bénite hydro-electricity power station, a presentation about CNR and its international engineering expertise, followed by a tour and presentation of the looms at Hermès Holding Textile. After luncheon in the Prefecture, the President was welcomed to the Maison de la Confluence for a presentation and a tour of Lyon's urban project, the Confluence.