Vietnam strongly supports the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) initiative for the goal of a poverty-free Asia and will actively take part in these activities, said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. PM Dung made the statement at the opening ceremony of the ADB 44th annual meeting on May 5. On behalf of the Vietnamese government and people, he conveyed his condolences to the government and people of Japan in general and president Kuroda and other Japanese ADB staff in particular over the huge loss caused by the recent earthquakes and tsunami. Vietnam welcomes the selection of practical themes of important significance by the ADB Board of Governors for its 44 th annual meeting and other related meetings, he said, adding that Vietnam looks forward to seeing the meeting arrive at important and concrete decisions to improve the ADB’s efficiency, thus driving the region towards more prosperous development and contributing to the settlement of global issues. The Vietnamese PM expressed his hopes that the ADB, as a financial institution playing an important role in regional development, would focus more on the common duties and emerging challenges in the region and the world such as balanced and steady growth, clean energy development,… Read full this story
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