Lao PDR will host the 10 th ASEAN Summit and the following related Summits and Meeting:

  1. ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting , 24-25 November 2004;
  2. ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting, 24-25 November 2004;
  3. ASEAN+3 Senior Officials Meeting , 25-26 November 2004;
  4. ASEAN+ China Senior Officials Consultation, 26 November 2004;
  5. ASEAN+ Japan Senior Officials Meeting,26 November 2004;
  6. ASEAN+R.O.Korea Senior Officials Consultation, 26 November 2004;
  7. ASEAN+ India Senior Officials Meeting,26 November 2004;
  8. ASEAN Ministerial Meeting,27 November 2004;
  9. ASEAN China Ministers Meeting,27 Nobember 2004;
  10. ASEAN + China Ministerial Meeting,27 November 2004;
  11. ASEAN + Japan Ministerial Meeting , 27 November 2004;
  12. ASEAN + R.O.Korea Ministerial Meeting,27 November 2004;
  13. ASEAN+ India Ministerial Meeting, 27 November 2004;
  14. Cambodia , Laos , Myanmar and VietNam Summit , 28 November 2004;
  15. ASEAN Business and Investment Summit ( ASEAN BIS ), 27-28 November 2004;
  16. 10 th ASEAN Summit , 29 November 2004;
  17. ASEAN + 3 Summit 29 November 2004;
  18. ASEAN + China Summit , 30 November 004;
  19. ASEAN + Japan Sumit, 30 November 2004;
  20. ASEAN + R.O. Korea Summit , 30 November 2004;
  21. ASEAN + India Summit, 30 November 2004; and
  22. ASEAN Australia and New Zealand Summit , 30 November 2004.

 

Media Accreditation

for Covering the 10 th ASEAN Summit

29-30 November 2004

Vientiane , Lao PDR.

With references to the 10 th ASEAN Summit and other relevant Summit will be held on 29-30 November 2004 in Vientiane , Laos . The Press Department Ministry of

foreign Affairs, for and on behalf of the Press Sub-Committee wishes to inform all media members about media accreditation and other related matters as follows:

• Media accreditation

To cover the 10 th ASEAN Summit 2004. Media members are required to apply for media accreditation at the Lao diplomatic missions or Consulars abroad or pre – register through 10 th ASEAN Summit Vientiane

( http://www.10TH ASEAN SUMMIT.gov.la ) or send application directly to :

Media Secretariat

Phone: ( 856 – 21 ) 243524

Fax: ( 856-21) 243462

e-mail: komkankhao@yahoo.com

no later than 15 October 2004.

1.1 Required documents

1.1.1

Foreign media members who are based in Laos are required to submit

1. a copy of valid Press card issued by the Press department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos.

1.1.2

Foreign media members who are not based in Laos are required to submit the following:

1.a copy of valid press card issued by the authorities of their own countries or their country of accreditation

2.a letter of assignment with letterhead signed by the editor;

3.a copy of passport with photograph; and

4.List of equipment

1.2 Collection of Badges

1.2.1 Those who submit the Accreditation Form with required documents will be informed of their accreditation and can collect their badges at Press Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos From 20-24 November 2004 and at the International Press Center ( IPC ) from 25-30 November 2004.

2. The 10 th ASEAN Summit International Press Center ( IPC )

The 10 th ASEAN Summit International Press Center will be located at the Press Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos until 24 November2004 and will move to Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Center ( Lao ITECC Building ), T 4 Street , ban Phonethanh Neua, Saysettha District, Vientiane , Lao PDR from 25 November to 1 st December 2004.

Rental of booths, satellite transmission, broadcastings and all other services are handled by the Press Department , Ministry of foreign Affairs, Lao PDR which will set up a Special unit at the 10 th ASEAN Summit International Press Center ( IPC ) lao ITECC Building. The IPC will provide the following services:

  1. Booth ( Standard 3×3 meters ) for rental if required. There are possibility for bigger facilities and is subject to special arrangements;
  2. Phone/Fax and hand phone or Cell-phone for rental,
  3. Internet connection;
  4. Satellite transmission;
  5. Studio facilities;
  6. Color Lab;
  7. Car rental;
  8. Photocopy/binding
  9. Food and beverage; and
  10. Mini Mart.

1. Recommended Hotel for Media Members

Media members are required to book their hotel through the Press Department, MOFA.

1. Passport/Visa/customs.

Media members must be in the possession of a valid passport or applicable travel document to enter Laos and are responsible for their own visa arrangement. media members bringing equipment into Laos are required to declare all media equipment to the press Department, MOFA.

1. Host Broadcasters.

Lao National Television is the Host Broadcaster. For more intormation please contact us.

Regarding the registration of Foreign Media and for Press activities during the abovementioned Summit and other related meetings which will be held in Vientiane , Lao PDR. The press Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to notify media members the followings:

1. Application for Press Accreditation.

- Foreign media representatives (including journalists, reporters, correspondents, Photographers, Cameramen and technicians) who wish to cover the 10 th ASEAN Summit 2004 shall submit the application for Press Accreditation (the form is attached herewith) and 4 passports – size photos with full names to the Lao diplomatic missions or Consulars abroad or pre – register through 10 th ASEAN Summit Vientiane ( http://www.10TH ASEAN SUMMIT.gov.la ) or send application directly to the Press Department , Ministry of Foreign Affairs no Later than 25 October 2004 at the following Address:

Media Secretariat

Ban Sibounhuang, Sibounhuang Raod

P.O Box: 01004, Vientiane , Lao P.D.R

Fax: (856-21) 243 462

Tel: (856-21) 243 524

e-mail: Komkankhao@yahoo.com

- Applicant will be informed by return e-mail or fax of their accreditation and Press Accreditation and Name Tag will be issued to applicants at the 10 th ASEAN Summit Media Registration Center located at the Press Department MOCA until 24 November 2004. This Center will move to the Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Center (Lao ITECC) from 25 November to 1 December 2004 at the following address:

Lao International trade Exhibition and Convention Center (Lao ITECC)

Street T4, Ban Phonthan neua, Saysetha District

Vientiane , Lao P.D.R.

1. Recommended Hotel for Media members

- Media members are required to book their hotel through the Press Department, MOFA.

1. Passport/Visa/Customs

- Media members must be in the possession of valid passport or applicable travel document to enter Laos and are responsible for their own visa arrangement, media members bringing equipment into Laos are required to declare all media equipment to the Press department, MOFA. (the form is attached herewith).

- All statement s, speeches and announcements will be distributed through the Media Center .

- For the Media members who are accompanying the Delegation of their respective country, please be advised that contact should be made through the Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR.

4. All programmes of activities and other relevant information will be given to the Media members at Media Registration Center .

5. Other press activities outside the 10 th ASEAN Summit 2004:

Foreign Media wishing to produce programmes outside the framework of the 10 th ASEAN Summit 2004 coverage, are required to register at the Media Registration Center located at the Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs no later than 25 October 2004.