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The capital and largest city of Laos, in the north-central part of the country on the Mekong River and the Thailand border. It became the capital of the French protectorate of Laos in 1899 and later the capital of independent Laos.


(ˌvjɛntɪˈɑːn) or


(Placename) the administrative capital of Laos, in the south near the border with Thailand: capital of the kingdom of Vientiane from 1707 until taken by the Thais in 1827. Pop: 776 000 (2005 est)



the capital of Laos, on the Mekong River, in the NW part. 377,409.
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Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laos - a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
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Sisoulith met Duterte in the past two Asean Summits - last April in Manila and September in Vientiane, Laos.
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For this study, the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology in Vientiane, Laos, a member of the World Health Organization Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System, provided influenza A and B viruses to the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; the viruses had been collected during October 1, 2015-February 29, 2016.
Speaking on the sidelines of a regional summit in Vientiane, Laos, Liu Zhenmin said that China and the Philippines had had "thousands of years" of good relations.
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Wang Yi, held on the sidelines of the 23rd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Vientiane, Laos People's Democratic Republic, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said.
Meanwhile, Interfax reported that Lavrov would meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on sidelines of a scheduled Asean states' ministerial meeting due in Vientiane, Laos, next week.
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