Laos calls for UN programmes to match development goals

Laos would like United Nations cooperation programmes to comply with the priorities laid out in the development plans of the countries it is assisting, to help them achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith stressed this perspective in his remarks at the opening session of the 2017 Regional Management Meeting for UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific held in Bangkok, Thailand, recently. The minister emphasised that UN-determined programmes for countries receiving cooperation should be in compliance with the socio-economic development conditions of those countries, and especially match the priorities and focuses of national development, a press release from the ministry stated.

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