National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets Country Director for the WB in Việt Nam Ousmane Dione in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on Monday said she appreciates the World Bank (WB)’s co-operation with Việt Nam and its contributions to the country’s development.
During a reception held for Country Director for the WB in Việt Nam Ousmane Dione in Hà Nội, Ngân said she highly valued the outcomes of the recent conference to announce the WB’s study on factors impacting socio-economic development in Việt Nam’s ethnic minority regions.
She thanked the bank for its co-ordination with the Vietnamese NA, expressing her belief that it will continue to work closely with the legislative body in building and supervising the implementation of policies for ethnic minority groups.
According to Dione, Việt Nam has opportunities to thrive in the future, and the country looks set to continue reducing poverty and improving living standards for its people, especially those in ethnic minority areas.
If Việt Nam succeeds with these tasks, it will become a model for developing countries and prove that apart from promoting economic development, it can realise development goals for all people, he said.
Besides funding development projects, the WB can share its experiences with the Vietnamese NA in building national development policies, as well as other policies concerning the people, he added.
He said the WB is willing to host symposiums to share information and experience with Vietnamese lawmakers.
During their meeting, the top Vietnamese legislator and the bank official discussed issues related to perfecting the legal framework on developing the stock and capital markets, promoting public-private partnership, measures to mobilise capital for electricity projects, challenges facing sustainable development in the Mekong Delta, and measures to accelerate disbursement of public investment capital. — VNS