The Pinnacle Club Secretariat visited Vientiane, Laos, from 13 to 16 June 2023. This was the Pinnacle Club Secretariat’s first trip to Vientiane to launch the Pinnacle Club Lao Chapter. With the induction of the Lao Chapter, all ten ASEAN countries are now members of the Pinnacle Club.
Mr Sengkeo Pouangpadith, Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to Singapore, accompanied the Pinnacle Club Secretariat for the trip. Mr Sengkeo Pouangpadith had been instrumental in linking the Pinnacle Club Secretariat up with the Lao Veterans Federation and in arranging the visit programme.
During the trip, the Pinnacle Club Secretariat had the privilege to call on LG Sengnouan Xayalat, President of Lao Veterans Federation, on 14 June 2023, at the Lao Veterans Federation office, and MG Saiychai Kommasith, Permanent Secretary of Lao Defence Ministry, on 15 June 2023, at the Defence Ministry. LG Sengnouan Xayalat hosted the Pinnacle Club Secretariat to lunch on 14 June 2023.
At the meetings in Vientiane, MG (Ret’d) Goh Yong Siang welcome the Lao Chapter into the Pinnacle Club and invited members of the Lao Chapter to attend the Pinnacle Club event to be held in Hanoi in August 2023. The meetings also facilitated exchanges of views on issues of mutual interests in a social and cordial setting. MG (Ret’d) Goh Yong Siang, COL (Ret’d) Goh Kong Yong and Ms Vera Tan Hui Xin from the Pinnacle Club Secretariat were present at the meetings in Vientiane.