PM urges stronger cooperation with Netherlands

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has called on the Netherlands to continue supporting and cooperating with Việt Nam in the fields of animal husbandry, cultivation, food safety, post-harvest networks and market development. While receiving Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, in Hà Nội yesterday, Phúc said Việt Nam is impressed with the achievements the Netherlands has recorded in building irrigation works, seaports, high-tech agriculture and especially its adaptation to climate change. Thanks to experience shared by the Netherlands, Việt Nam successfully organised a major conference on climate change response in the Mekong Delta region, with the attendance of the Deputy Delta Commissioner of the Netherlands and other experts in this field, he said. The PM praised the Netherlands as one of Asia’s leading trade partners, noting that Dutch businesses have invested nearly US$8 billion in Việt Nam. He urged the Government of the Netherlands to encourage Dutch firms to increase investments in Việt Nam in various realms, particularly in climate change response and renewable energy.

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