PM Phuc officially visits Netherlands

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife yesterday (following Vietnamese time) led a high- ranking delegation to pay an official visit to Netherlands. 

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife arrive in Schiphol Amsterdam airport

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife arrive in Schiphol Amsterdam airport

The visit made at an invitation of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands - Mark Rutte.

Defense Minister of the Netherlands Ms. Jeanine Hennis, Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Nienke Trooster, leaders of Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Netherlands, Vietnamese Ambassador in Netherlands Ngo Thi Hoa, staffs and officials of Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands attended in Schiphol Amsterdam airport to welcome the Vietnamese delegation. 

As plan, the leaders will witness a signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between the two countries’ governments and enterprises. 

After that, the Vietnamese leader will have another meeting with leaders of International Court of Justice and the International Court of Arbitration.

In parallel, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc will participate in Dutch and Vietnamese enterprises forum; a meeting and dialogue with leading enterprises and investors of the country. 

The visit is a context of development of Vietnam- Netherlands comprehensive relationships. 

In previous years, the Kingdom of Netherlands always gives a priority policies for Vietnam, aiming to promote the friendly and cooperative ties between the two sides. 

Particularly, Vietnam and Netherlands have established a strategic partnership relation about responding to climate change and state administration, stable agriculture and food security.  

Both sides defined five fields of the priority cooperation as responding to climate change, state and agricultural administration, energy, maritime economy and logistics service.
Currently, the Kingdom of Netherlands is one of the biggest European investors of Vietnam with 287 projects, an estimate of US$ 7.7 billion. 

Both sides actively collaborated at the regional and international organizations and forums, and held high level meetings in the margin of the major conferences. 

The leader of Kingdom of Netherlands stressed that the relevant sides need to solve conflicts in the East sea via measures of peace and cooperation, respect of international law; especially the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982.


BY DO CAO- Translated by Huyen Huong

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