Ben Intabadi, consul general of the Consulate General of Laos in Changsha, paid a special visit to Hunan Federation of Overseas Chinese with his delegation on September 26. Huang Fang, secretary of CPC committee of Hunan Federation of Overseas Chinese, met with the consulate general. The two sides exchanged views on the friendly cooperation between Hunan province and Laos in the economy, trade, science, and technology, with a view to promoting the friendly exchanges between the two sides in a wider field.
The Consulate General of Laos in Changsha was officially established on December 23, 2017. It is the first consular office set up by a foreign government in Hunan after the founding of the People's Republic of China. Before the establishment of the consulate general of Laos in Changsha, Hunan Federation of Overseas Chinese had friendly relations with Laos through the correlation with the vast number of overseas Chinese from Hunan. After the establishment of the consulate general, the exchanges and cooperation between the two sides have become closer, especially in promoting cooperation in the tourism industry.