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Australia pledges more aid

Update: March, 23/2013 - 09:33
The Australian Agency for International Development  committ to help Viet Nam realise the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and its national objectives.—Illustrative image/ VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) has committed to help Viet Nam realise the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and its national objectives.

James Batley, deputy director-general of the Asia Pacific and Programme Enabling Group of AusAid, said Australia would continue assisting Viet Nam in implementing its commitments through bilateral and multilateral aid.

Speaking at a high-level Viet Nam-Australia consultation in Ha Noi yesterday, he highlighted the successful co-operation between the two countries in fields such as education and infrastructure.

Vietnamese Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Cao Viet Sinh, said that over the past 20 years the Australian Government has maintained its high non-refundable aid to Viet Nam with the amount increasing every year.

Projects using Australia's ODA in infrastructure, human resource development, economics, agriculture and rural development have effectively contributed to the country's socio-economic development, Sinh said.-VNS



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