(KPL) Sustainable development is a priority of the action plan of the French Embassy in the Lao PDR. That’s why French National Day is devoted to sustainable development this year, said French Ambassador to the Lao PDR Florence Jeanblanc-Risler on Jul 9, 2019 in Vientiane Capital.
For Laos, sustainable development is a real development strategy. Considering its natural resources and its regional nesting, this strategy is an added value and strength for the country, said the ambassador.
The support brought from France to sustainable development of the Lao PDR is in line with this partnership spirit with a shared interest, with the two parts gaining advantage from it. These are the proper conditions of a quality and sustainable partnership.
This year is special because France is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the French Development Agency (AFD) in the Lao PDR. The action of the AFD is more than ever in line with sustainable development strategies, since it is the first financial development institution 100 % Paris agreement. It means that the AFD only finances projects that are compatible with the engagements taken under the Paris agreement.
But acting for sustainable development doesn’t mean acting only globally. It also means acting on the local level. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the AFD created an exhibition presenting some of the local projects it supports.
Source: Lao News Agency