Deputy Prime Minister Receives U.N.’s Under Secretary General

(KPL) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Douangdy received on Monday a courtesy call from Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific who is on a working visit to Laos (Apr 21-23).

At the amicable talks, the deputy prime minister expressed warm welcome to the guest and her delegation and expressed the gratitude of the Lao government to the technical and financial assistance the UNESCAP has provided to the Lao PDR for human resource development in the socio-economic sector especially for the implementation of the 8th Five-year Socio-economic Development Plan (2016-2020), Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as the government’s efforts for Laos’s long-awaited graduation from the Least Developed Country status.

In reply, the visiting guest expressed thanks to the host for his warm welcome extended to her and her delegation and informed him of her planned activities in Laos.

Source: Lao News Agency