The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that its Country Development Cooperation Strategy for Vietnam has been recently approved after consultations with numerous concerned parties.

The strategy will provide the foundation and orientations for the agency’s development programmes in Vietnam in the next five years.

This strategy contributes to the Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership, which was set by US President Barack Obama and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang in July, Joakim Parker, USAID Mission Director, said in the agency’s recent press release.

Over the next five years, USAID assistance will be oriented around three objectives: enhanced State governance for inclusive growth, strengthened institutions to improve health and welfare, and addressing post-war issues to advance the two countries’ partnership.

During the period, the agency’s programmes will focus on global health, climate change, disaster mitigation and education.

The new strategy will create a foundation for assistance planning, budgeting and resource allocation. It will also cover Agent Orange/Dioxin remediation in central Da Nang city.-VNA