ADB News: ADB President Reaffirms Support for Lao PDR’s Strong and Inclusive Growth

The President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Takehiko Nakao, today met Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Finance Minister Liane Thykeo, Minister for Planning and Investment Somdy Douangdy, and Education and Sports Vice Minister Kongsy Sengmany, to discuss ADB’s support for efforts to ensure recent strong economic growth is sustainable and benefits all citizens.

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Publish Date: 13th March 2015

Last Updated: 13th March 2015

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