New UNICEF Representative to Lao PDR presents Letters of Credence to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

(KPL) Dr Pia Rebello Britto, UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR presented today the Letter of Credence to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Thongphane Savanphet.

During the ceremony, Mr Thongphane congratulated Dr Pia Rebello Britto for her appointment as UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR. 

He appreciated UNICEF assistance to the Lao PDR in support of the agenda for children, the implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and said that he was looking forward to continuing close collaboration with UNICEF on the efforts towards achieving the goals of the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan, graduation from Least Developed Country status and implementation of the SDGs.

Thanking the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for his warm welcome and appreciation to UNICEF’s work, Dr Pia Rebello Britto assured the host that she shall on her part do her best to fulfill her duties in further strengthening and promoting the collaboration and cooperation between the government of the Lao PDR and UNICEF in realization of the rights of the children in the country.

Dr Pia Rebello Britto is confident that through the strong partnership with the government of the Lao PDR and close collaboration with other partners, the objectives of the new programme of cooperation for 2017-2021 will be achieved contributing to the priorities of the national development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

Finally, she conveyed her best wishes for continued progress and prosperity of the people of the Lao PDR, especially children – the future of the country.

KPL