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Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold Attends President Xi Jinping Welcome Dinner President Xi spoke to an audience of about 750 leaders from the private and public sectors. This marked President Xi’s first stop during a week-long visit to the United States.
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The Asia Foundation has a long history in Laos. It established its first office in 1958, then managed programs in Laos out of its Thailand office for two decades starting in 1989, and re-established its office in Laos in 2009. The Foundation's office in Vientiane fosters effective and responsive governance and legal systems; facilitates community-level engagement in natural resource management in order to reduce the negative impacts of development on society and the environment; expands access to information; and empowers women to access rights and socio-economic opportunities.