Party, State leader hosts Dutch PM
10:12 | 10/04/2019

VGP - Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong in Ha Noi on April 10 received Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong receives Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte,  Ha Noi, April 10, 2019

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong applauded the second visit of PM Rutte to Viet Nam in the context of effective and dynamic cooperation between the two countries. 

He appreciated the Netherlands’ continued role as the biggest European investor in Viet Nam, the second largest European trading partner, as well as being one of the major export markets of the southeast Asian country. 

Mr. Trong applauded the building of a comprehensive partnership between the two sides to increase cooperation and meet the development requirements of the two countries, especially in areas with great potential, such as renewable energy, high-quality agriculture, the food industry, seaport and logistics services, and smart urban development. 

He highly valued the close coordination between the two countries at multilateral forums, including the United Nations, ASEAN, and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), suggesting the Dutch side actively encourage the European Union (EU) to complete the legal review and procedures towards signing the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement and the Investment Protection Agreement between Viet Nam and EU.

In turn, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Viet Nam is one of the Netherlands’ most important partners in the region.

He expressed his joy at the fruitful development of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Viet Nam in recent times, especially in trade-investment and strategic cooperation fields, such as climate change adaptation, water management, sustainable agriculture, and food security. 

The guest affirmed the attraction of the Vietnamese market in particular and ASEAN market in general for Dutch businesses and partners, adding that he believes the two nations will cooperate with greater strength in the coming time.

By Vien Nhu

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