Long-standing partners in development cooperation
Germany and Laos have maintained diplomatic relations since 1958. Several thousand Laotians studied in former East Germany. Many Laotian Germany-alumni now hold influential positions in politics and business, and are continuing to foster German-Laotian relations. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW supports Laos as part of financial cooperation (FC) there with several ongoing programmes to reduce poverty in rural areas, in resource conservation/biodiversity and to enable vocational training and the development of the financial sector. With the new approach to bilateral development cooperation, the BMZ has decided as part of the BMZ 2030 reform strategy to transfer bilateral cooperation with Laos to multilateral, European and non-government tools.
KfW Office Vientiane
Director KfW Office: Jan Wiegelmann
Watnak Nyai Road, House 247, P.O. Box 9233
Phone: +856 21 35 36 05-152
Fax: +856 21 35 37 46