Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan has spoken highly of the World Bank’s support and assistance to Vietnam in the fight against poverty.

Receiving WB Vietnam country director Victoria Kwakwa in Hanoi on June 24, Nhan further said the front valued consultations and assistance from the bank to Vietnam , especially its very effective projects and programmes.

He expressed his hope that the bank will continue financing Vietnam to invest in essential infrastructure projects for locals in mountainous areas and the poor households, as well as the programme on building the new-style rural areas.

For her part, Kwakwa praised the close coordination between the bank and the Vietnamese government, especially in poverty eradication in Vietnam. She also said she hopes for further cooperation between the two sides in the fields of mutual interest in the time to come./.