Deputy Prime Minister Mr Somdy Douangdy received on February 6 at his office in Vientiane Capital a courtesy visit from a delegation comprising senior officials of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the French Development Agency during their working visit to Laos.
The delegation was led by Director of the World Bank to Southeast Asia, Mr Ulrich Zachau.
Mr Somdy, who is also the Minister of Finance, expressed appreciation to the delegation for paying working visit to Laos and for their contributions to socio-economic development and poverty reduction of the Lao PDR, especially through the release of grant aid, loans and other assistance for human resource development.
Mr Zachau, representing the delegation, thanked Mr Somdy for the warm welcome extended to him and the delegation and briefed him about the objectives of their working visit to Laos.
He also congratulated the new cabinet of the Lao PDR that implemented the socio-economic development plan and ensures that the Lao PDR remains politically stable.
Source: Lao News Agency