Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh held a reception for World Bank Vice President Axel Van Trotsenburg, who is on a working visit to Vietnam, in Hanoi on March 31.

Deputy PM Ninh thanked the guest for his assistance to Vietnam, especially in the approval of WB programmes and projects and the mobilisation of loans under concessional terms.

He said he hopes in the coming time, the WB will continue to help Vietnam carry out socio-economic development plans, adding that the country will make effective use of the aid.

Trotsenburg said Vietnam is an active and responsible country, evidenced by its dynamic participation in WB policy dialogues.

The bank will always support Vietnam in fields the country needs to enhance people’s wellbeing, he noted.-VNA