The event gathered the wives of diplomats as well as female staff members from Laos, other countries, and international organizations, including those from the women’s union of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos.

In her opening speech, Alouni Kommasith, the spouse of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Laos Saleumxay Kommasith, emphasized the significance of this year’s tea party, as Laos is preparing to assume its role as ASEAN Chairmanship in 2024.

Additionally, the Lao Government has initiated a program called “Visit Laos Year 2024,” and the Lao people are eager to welcome senior leaders from ASEAN countries and other partner countries to attend the ASEAN Summit and various related events, she stated.

The tea party featured booths showcasing traditional handicrafts, cuisine, and tourism information from participating countries. Singing and dancing performances by the diplomatic corps were also a highlight of the event.

During the event, representatives from the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos introduced visitors to the Ao Dai (traditional long dress) and typical dishes such as spring rolls and tea lotus.

They also showcased handicrafts from their homeland, capturing the attention of international friends.