Mr Octavian Bivol, new UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR presented today a letter of credence to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sengphet Houngboungnuang.
Mr Sengphet congratulated Mr Octavian Bivol for his appointment as UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR.
He appreciated UNICEF assistance to the Lao PDR in implementing Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adding that he was looking forward to continuing close collaboration with UNICEF on the efforts towards achieving the goals of 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan, graduation from Least Developing Country and implementation of the SDGs.
Expressing thanks to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for his warm welcome and appreciation to UNICEF’s work, Mr Octavian Bivol assured that he would on his part do his best to fulfill his duties in further strengthening and promoting the collaboration and cooperation between the Government of the Lao PDR and UNICEF in realization of the rights of the children in the Lao PDR.
Mr Bivol expressed his belief that through the strong partnership with the government of the Lao PDR and close collaboration with other partners, the objectives of the new programme of cooperation for 2017-2021 will be achieved contributing to the priorities of the national development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.
He also conveyed his best wishes for continued progress and prosperity of the people of the Lao PDR, especially children – the future of the country.
Source: Lao News Agency