Luxembourg has signed separate, multiannual partnership agreements with the governments of Vietnam and Laos.
Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action Marie-Josee Jacobs and Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Vo Phuc Honhai signed the third indicative cooperation program between their two countries on March 2 in Hanoi. The two met in mid-February in Luxembourg to discuss the progress of their nations’ cooperation. The 2011-2015 program has a budget of €42 million ($58.7 million) and will focus on health, local development, and technical education and vocational training.
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On March 4, Jacobs and Laotian Minister of Planning and Investment Sinlavong Khoutphaythoun inked the third indicative cooperation program, worth €50 million ($69.9 million), between Luxembourg and Laos. The 2011-2015 program supports efforts to improve health and education, as well as promote human resource development and integrated local development.
Also while visiting Laos, Jacobs entered into a partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, World Food Program and United Nations Population Fund for the implementation of a maternal and child health scheme.
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