Opening Ceremony of Bahasa Indonesia Course 2018

Vientiane, 6 April 2018. The Indonesian Embassy open Indonesian Language Course Batch IX 2018 at Mercure Hotel Vientiane.The opening ceremony was attended by more than 110 people from course participants, government officials, and Indonesian community in Vientiane.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Designate, H.E. R.P. Pratito Soeharyo, express that language is one of the important element on the enhancement of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Lao PDR. The implementation of the Indonesian Language course will be able to provide knowledge to the Lao’s community on the richness of Indonesia’s culture and language.

H.E. Pratito Soeharyo expected that the participants of the course will continue to explore Bahasa Indonesia and continue to be part of Friends of Indonesia. Thus, the Embassy will be able to engage with the participants and alumni as a form of communication and good friendship between the people of both countries, including by inviting them to various Embassy’s events. In the future it is expected that the participants of the course at the Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane will continue to grow and increasingly in demand.

Moreover, Mr. Pratito Soeharyo also inform the audience about the upcoming Asian Games that will be held in Jakarta and Palembang from 18th August-2nd September 2018. In this regards, he invited Lao athletes as well as other Lao people not only to participate at this prestigious and largest sport event in Asia, but also witness and experience the beauty of Indonesia.

Indonesian Language Course has been conducted since 2010. For this year, the course will be held for 8 months (April -October 2018) and will consist of 2 (two) level, the basic level and advanced level, with 7 class from Monday until Friday each week. Participants of the course are becoming more diverse year by year which come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and mostly associated with leading institutions and organizations in Laos.