Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and World Bank’s Country Director for Vietnam Victoria Kwakwa (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised Victoria Kwakwa’s attainments during her seven-year position as the World Bank’s Country Director for Vietnam at a farewell reception in Hanoi on June 30.

The Party chief congratulated Kwakwa on her new post, the WB’s Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, describing it as an acknowledgement of her standout contributions, capacity and experience.

Kwakwa said she was personally grateful for the support provided by the Party chief as well as from the Party, Government and people of Vietnam to the WB’s programmes in the country.

She said that that support, apart from helping the lender to accomplish its tasks of providing policy consultancy and financial assistance, has practically benefited Vietnam’s growth.

Kwakwa spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements in stabilising the macro-economy, responding to climate change, implementing social security policies and developing the private sector.

She pledged to continue assisting Vietnam in promoting the attainments made and successfully realising its set goals.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said he was pleased with the multi-faceted and results-orientated partnership between Vietnam and the lender.

He affirmed that Vietnam has always highly valued international assistance and loans going to poverty eradication and socio-economic development.

He expressed his hope that in her new capacity, Kwakwa will make important contributions to national development strategies of regional countries, including Vietnam, as well as to the relations between Vietnam and the lender.-VNA