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Southeast Asian Nations Meet in Laos

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Southeast Asian Nations Meet in Laos

Southeast Asian Nations Meet in Laos

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The countries of southeast Asia meet every year for what's known as the ASEAN Summit. And for the first time, Laos is the host. It's a big step for this small communist nation, which has hopes of gradually drawing foreign investment. But in preparation for the meeting, Laos has banned foreign tourists and is bringing in security forces from Vietnam. Doualy Xaykaothao reports.

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