NA Chairwoman receives Dutch PM
11:09 | 10/04/2019

VGP - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Ha Noi on April 9 received Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ha Noi, April 9, 2019

At the reception, Mark Rutte said the Netherlands supports the early signing and ratification of the EVFTA, which is beneficial to not only Viet Nam but all parties concerned, especially the Netherlands. 

As the Netherlands is the largest EU investor and the second largest EU trade partner of Viet Nam, the country is seeking measures to push forward the EVFTA signing and ratification, he said. 

Informing the host about the outcomes of his talks with PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Rutte said both countries have delta regions and export farm produce, so they could learn from each other’s experience. 

Viet Nam and the Netherlands formed a strategic partnership on climate change adaptation and water management, while Viet Nam’s exports to the European country rose seven-fold in only five years. 

In turn, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has expressed her delight at the consensus reached on the upgrade of Viet Nam-Netherlands ties to the comprehensive partnership level which, she said, will open up new cooperation opportunities for both sides.

She thanked the Netherlands for supporting Viet Nam’s run as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure. 

Discussing issues regarding the European Union-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), NA Chairwoman Ngan said the Vietnamese legislature is in the process of refining legal regulations in line with international commitments and the FTAs Viet Nam has signed and joined.

By Vien Nhu

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