Lao News Agency

Khaosan Pathet Lao (Lao: Khaosan Pathet Lao, French: Agence de presse lao) also known as KPL, or the Lao News Agency in English, is the official news agency of the Laos Government and the ruling Communist Party. It was started as the news agency of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party on 6 January 1968 in Viengsay and later became the official news agency of Laos after the communists seized power in 1976.[1] Its current General Director is Sounthone Khanthavong.[2]

Lao News Agency
Native name
Khaosan Pathet Lao
Agence de presse lao
IndustryNews media
Founded6 January 1968; 54 years ago (1968-01-06)


  1. ^ K. M. Shrivastava (2007). News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 212–. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ "NA Vice Chairwoman receives Lao news agency delegation". Nhân Dân. 2019-01-15.

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