UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative to the Lao PDR Balasubramaniam Murali has been awarded a friendship medal in recognition of his contribution to strengthening UNDP-Laos cooperation and mobilizing assistance and support for development purposes in the Lao PDR.
The medal was pinned on the UN official by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Thongphane Savanphet in the presence of senior officials of line ministries, organizations, and representatives from the United Nations Resident Coordination Office and UN agencies to the Lao PDR.
In a ceremony held in Vientiane on Aug 25, Mr Balasubramaniam Murali expressed gratitude to the Lao government for extending to him cooperation and support over the past four years of his tenure in the Lao PDR and assured that he will continue to mobilise UNDP’s assistance, support and cooperation for the Lao PDR through years to come.
UNDP Lao PDR is an agency under the UN system which plays an important role in contributing to development and poverty reduction in the Lao PDR.
UNDP Lao PDR currently focuses on implementing Sustainable Development Goals and related priorities including poverty reduction, education, health, UXO clearance, among others.
Source: Lao News Agency