To address the current affairs presently faced by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (“LPDR”), the Human Rights Watch Laos, Inc. (“HRWL”) has sent a letter on 5 December 2009 in regards to the peace plan and proposal for Laos National Reconciliation by the International Lao Council for Reconciliation, Inc. to the following:
• H.E. Choumaly Sayasone - President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
• H.E. Ban Ki-Moon Secretary-General of the United Nations
• Phangna Sithat Sithibourn - President the International Lao Council for Reconciliation, Inc.
Online PR News – 28-December-2009 – – A co-letter with a peace plan and proposed Laos National Reconciliation to H.E. Dr Ali Abdussalam Treki General Assembly President of the 64th session of United Nations on 13 December 2009 was also sent in junction with the International Laos Council for Reconciliation.
To their support of the peace plan for Laos National Reconciliation the HRWL acknowledges Phagna Sithat Sithibourn as the President of the International Lao Council for Reconciliation, Inc. In addition, on 1 December 2009 he also acted as the representative of those Laotian refugees in addressing matters concerning the LPDR government.
In response to the letters , the Lao Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Khenthong Nuanthasing has announced that the Vientiane government “has no intention to reconcile with exiled Hmong leader Van Pao’s request to return home”, nor has any such “deal” been arranged for him (Laos says no to Gen Van Pao’s plea, Published on 25 December 2009).
However, calls have been made to the Lao Authority and Secretary-General and General Assembly of the United Nations and the International Communities to set up a round table meeting between the LPDR and the International Lao Council for Reconciliation, Inc. This meeting is to assist with ceasing conflict within the third world country and to restore peace, with the intention of improving and developing the economic, agriculture and education system within Laos. Khenthong Nuanthasing has also advised that the government of Laos supports the suggestion of a peaceful round table forum.