Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (R) receives the World Bank’s Country Director for Việt Nam, praised Victoria Kwakwa in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, speaking at a farewell reception in Hà Nội yesterday for the World Bank’s Country Director for Việt Nam, praised Victoria Kwakwa’s attainments during her seven-year term.
The Party chief congratulated Kwakwa on her new post, the WB’s Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, describing it as an acknowledgement of her outstanding contributions, capacity and experience.
Kwakwa said she was personally grateful for the support provided by the Party chief, as well as the Party, Government and people of Việt Nam of the WB’s programmes in the country.
She said the support, apart from helping the lender to accomplish its tasks of providing policy consultancy and financial assistance, had benefited Việt Nam’s growth.
Kwakwa spoke highly of Việt Nam’s achievements in stabilising the macro-economy, responding to climate change, implementing social security policies and developing the private sector.
She pledged to continue assisting Việt Nam in promoting its achievements and realising its goals.
Party General Secretary Trọng said he was pleased with the multi-faceted and result-oriented partnership between Việt Nam and the lender.
He expressed his hope that in her new capacity, Kwakwa will make important contributions to national development strategies of regional countries, including Việt Nam, as well as to the relations between Việt Nam and the lender. — VNS