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This year’s Round Table Implementation Meeting (RTIM) took place in Pakse in Champasack Province on November 22nd and 23rd. The meeting was attended by high ranking government officials, ambassadors, representatives of mass organisations, development agencies, multilateral organisations and representatives of the private sector. The target of the event was to achieve “Greater Partnership for Implementation of the 8th NSEDP: Realising LDC Graduation and Achieving SDGs”.

The meeting was officially opened by H.E. Mr. Somdy Douangdy, Deputy Prime Minister of the Lao PDR. ECCIL was represented by its Vice President, Mr. Jack Sheehan, and its Executive Director, Dr. Ramon Bruesseler.

Core of the meeting were 4 panel discussion, one of which focused on quality private sector investment and the investment environment where Jack was a panelist, together with Ms. Valy Vetsaphong, Vice President of LNCCI, Mr. Mombert Hoppe, Senior Trade Economist of the World Bank, and others. The session was moderated by Mr. Outakeo Keodouangsinh, Deputy Director General, Investment Promotion Department, MPI.