Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sengphet Houngbounyuang on Jul 26 received a courtesy call from new World Bank Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and the Lao PDR, Ms Ellen Goldstein and new World Bank Country Manager for Lao PDR, Mr Jean-Christophe Carret.
At the cordial talk held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane, Deputy Minister Sengphet expressed warm welcome to the new World Bank Director and the new World Bank Country Manager and appreciated their appointment to the posts.
Mr Sengphet expressed his confidence that the foreign guests will successfully fulfill their duties in Laos and contribute to strengthening and deepening the bilateral relations and cooperation between Laos and WB.
He also expressed gratitude to the WB for its assistance to the Lao PDR, especially for its soft loans and grant support which has contributed to the social-economic development in Laos.
In reply, the World Bank officials assured the host that they would do their utmost to fulfill their tasks and strengthen the relations and cooperation between the Lao PDR and World Bank.