|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (right) meets with the outgoing Danish Ambassador, John Nielsen in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday held separate farewell meetings for the head of Asia Development Bank (ADB) and Danish Ambassador, who are finishing their working terms in Viet Nam.
During his meeting with ADB country director Tomoyuki Kimura, Dung shared opinions on human resource development, Official Development Assistance (ODA) - and the development of medium and small-sized enterprises in Viet Nam.
The Vietnamese PM praised ADB support for Viet Nam, especially in policy consultations and technical and resource support, especially in the implementation of development goals.
He said Viet Nam paid much attention to public debt, adding that loans were necessary for development, especially for infrastructure. He said he believed Viet Nam had managed the loans well.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (right) receives ADB country director Tomoyuki Kimura in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa
Dung also highlighted the importance of ODA to Viet Nam, which was used for social economic development, poverty reduction and training human resources, saying that ODA was effectively used and managed in the country.
In response, Tomoyuki said Viet Nam had successfully coped with crisis and maintained a sustainable macro-economy. He praised Viet Nam for its high growth rate, social welfare and security, saying that the ADB would continue going with Viet Nam in its future development.
At his meeting with the outgoing Danish Ambassador, John Nielsen, Dung thanked Denmark for its ODA loan of about US$1 billion, promising the money would be used for development goals.
Nielsen said that Denmark would focus its support on enhancing the nation's capacity in coping with climate change and rising sea levels as well as boosting co-operation in culture exchange.
He said that he would always contribute to the development of co-operation between Viet Nam and Denmark. — VNS