Grete Løchen, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos attended the ‘Regional Seminar on Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Explosive Remnants of War’ in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
With the support of Norway, the seminar was hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR.
Apart from the ambassador, the participants in the seminar were representatives from several agencies and organisations across the region. The 2-days seminar intended to enhance the cooperation among participants and also to promote existing agreements and conventions on current issues including military and landmines.
At the seminar, the ambassador Løchen gave the speech relating to the role of mine action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and the rights awareness of landmine explosions’ victims and survivors.