On the occasion of her recent appointment, UNICEF Representative, Dr Pia Rebello Britto, paid on Aug 17 a courtesy visit to Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith.
During the visit, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith congratulated Dr Pia Rebello Britto for her appointment as UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR.
The host showed appreciation for UNICEF’s assistance to the Lao PDR in the implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and expressed interest in continuing the close collaboration between the government and UNICEF on the efforts towards achieving the goals of the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan, graduation from Least Developing Country and implementation of the SDGs.
Thanking the Minister of Foreign Affairs for his warm welcome and appreciation of UNICEF’s work, Dr Pia Rebello Brittoassured him that she will work hand in hand with the government of Laos to strengthen their cooperation and improve the lives of children in the country, particularly Lao Generation 2030.
Dr Pia Rebello Britto is confident 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 2017-21 will be achieved contributing to the priorities of the national development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.
To conclude her visit, UNICEF Representative conveyed her 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