(MPI) - Minister Nguyen Chi Dung hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 13 for newly-appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis on the occasion of beginning her term of office in the country.
At the reception. Photo: MPI
Minister Dung congratulated Pauline for her appointment as the new UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, believed that she will be a bridge to promote the UN-Vietnam relations to a new level.
He used this occasion to thanked the UN and their entities for the support for Vietnam in mobilising resources, consulting development policies and orientations such as renewal model of economic growth, green growth and sustainable development. Vietnam has received active support from international experts and UN entities by providing the country with financial and technical assistance, and policy consultancy, which, he said, have brought in practical outcomes.
As a Government agency to provide general advice on strategies, master plans, plans for national socio-economic development, the MPI places importance on multi-faceted cooperation with the UN. The minister called for more support from the UN in the upcoming journey, particularly in the achievement of sustainable development goals, post-pandemic recovery, social welfare and the fulfillment of Vietnam’s climate change commitments and food security.
For her part, Pauline expressed her honour to be the UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, and praised Vietnam as a model for for cooperation between the UN and a developing nation. She also congratulated Vietnam on achievements the country has recorded in the pandemic fight and economic recovery with the spirit of leaving none left behind.
UN organisations will closely cooperate with Vietnam to jointly solve faced-challenges and effectively roll out cooperation programmes. “We cannot predict the future but we can design and work together for the present and the future that leaves no one behind”; Pauline pledged to make efforts to coordinate UN organisations in order to help Vietnam in sustainable socio-economic development, post-pandemic recovery and the implementation of focal cooperation contents between the UN and Vietnam./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment