CMRU hosted the Fourteenth Thai-Laos Relationship Strengthening Activity during 19-20 November 2017. This event allowed administrators, lecturers, and students from higher educational institutions in Thailand and Lao People's Democratic Republic to share their arts and culture knowledge. On 19 November 2017, Mr. Pawin Chamniprasart, Chiang Mai Province Governor, presided the opening ceremony, and Assistant Professor Ponpimon Wongsuk, Acting President of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, delivered a welcome speech. Participants of the event included administrators, lecturers, and students from Thai universities including Mahasakam University, Ubonratchathani University, Naresuan University, Mae Fahluang University, Phayao University, Chiang Mai University, Mae Jo University, Payap University, and Chiang Mai Rajabhat University; and from Lao LPD universities including National Laos University, Supanuwong University, Health Science University, and Jampasak University. This event did not only provide a forum for a cultural exchange but also the one to stregthen the relationship among the participating universities leading to cooperation and collaboration between institutions in the future.