On the morning of September 8, Minister Ho Duc Phoc had a meeting with the European Investment Bank (EIB) Working Group led by Mr. Kris Peeters, Vice President of EIB. There were also Mr. Julien Guerrier, the European Union's ambassador at Vietnam, representatives from the EIB Group's Southeast Asia and Pacific area, units with experience in the Asia and Pacific Public Sector, and representative leaders of many departments.
Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc met with Mr. Yamada Junichi, Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the Ministry of Finance headquarters, on the afternoon of 2 August. They discussed the implementation plan for three loan agreements signed with JICA in early July 2023 and new mechanisms introduced by JICA. In attendance at the meeting were Mr. Yamada Takio, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Vietnam, along with representatives from specialized units under the JICA Office in Vietnam and the Ministry of Finance.
Minister Ho Duc Phoc met with ADB's new Country Director in Vietnam, Mr. Shantanu Chakraborty, on the afternoon of July 27. Also present were ADB's Deputy Country Director, Mr. Andrew Jeffries, former Country Directors of ADB Vietnam, and representatives from different units under the Ministry of Finance.