(Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Khamphao Eurnthavanh on March 9 received a courtesy call from Mr Yasushi Negishi who will serve as the new Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director to the Lao PDR.
During the talks held at the ministry in Vientiane, Ms Khamphao extended a warm welcome and praised Mr Negishi on his new appointment to serve a mission in the country. He will replace Mr Chong Chi Nai.
ADB has significantly contributed to socio-economic development in Laos over the past 50 years, she pointed out.
Ms Khamphao said that she believes ADB will continue to assist Laos in reaching its set targets for the five-year eighth national socio-economic development plan (2016-2020), sustainable development goals, and help it to graduate from Least Developed Country status by 2020.
Source: Lao News Agency