Country Overview



Laos, officially known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country of 236,800 square Kilometers in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. The capital city is Vientiane.


Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012, and is a home of multi-ethnic people and multi-cultural society. It has long history of rich variety of cultures and customs. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, and the official language is Lao.


Information from Regulator


Notice on the Enhancement of Anti-Illegal Financial Transaction No.33, date 15/12/2021


Requirement for Commercial Banks to propagate Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism to public No. 1731/AMLIO, dated 20/12/2019.

What is Money Laundering?

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism