Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte receives Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. (Photo: VNA)
The Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister congratulated the Dutch People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, on the recent election, showing his confidence that the new Government would help the Netherlands develop further and gain prosperity. He recognized the comprehensive development of the Netherlands – Vietnam relations, as the Netherlands became the leading European economic, trade and investment partner of Vietnam. He also appreciated the good cooperation between the two countries at regional and international organizations and forums.

He expressed his hope that the Netherlands would continue to go with Vietnam during its national development, carry out well the strategic partnership agreement on climate change adaptation and the development of sustainable agriculture, and expand relations in areas where the Netherlands is strong such as maritime, sea economy and energy.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte congratulated Vietnam for its socio-economic development, and appreciated its active and proactive international integration, confirming that the Dutch Government and businesses wanted to boost economic, trade and investment relations with Vietnam, supported the EU to promptly sign and adopt the Vietnam – EU free trade agreement, confirmed that Vietnam was the Netherlands’ important partner in Southeast Asia, and asserted its support for Vietnam’s and ASEAN’s viewpoint in addressing disputes at the East Sea.

The two leaders spoke highly of what had been done in realizing the Vietnam – Netherlands strategic partnership in climate change adaptation and sustainable agricultural development; committing to maintain exchanges in order to increase mutual understanding and trust; agreeing to make favourable conditions for businesses to increase cooperation and investment, especially in climate change, water management, agriculture, energy, sea economy and logistics services; and continuing to support each other at regional and international organizations and forums./.

Compiled by BTA