On November 28, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher in Ho Chi Minh City.
The host leader emphasized recent strides in bilateral ties, particularly in politics – diplomacy, trade – investment, climate change adaptation, water resource management, and sustainable agriculture, affirming that Vietnam values its complete relationship with the Netherlands.
He urged both parties to keep up the effective implementation of bilateral cooperation mechanisms while enhancing goal-oriented cooperation within the framework of the strategic partnerships on climate change adaptation and water management, as well as the strategic partnerships on sustainable agriculture and food security, which are the foundations of the countries’ comprehensive partnership.
PM Chinh also suggested that the Netherlands continue to aid Vietnam in climate change adaptation, green and sustainable agriculture development, biodiversity protection, and the development of Mekong Delta seaports, green economy, and tourism.
The Netherlands remains the largest EU investor and Vietnam’s second largest EU trading partner, he said, advocating for favorable conditions for Vietnamese goods such as farm produce, fishery products, and electronic equipment to join Dutch and European markets.
In order to generate momentum and open up new prospects for investment collaborations, supply chain diversity, and engagement in the green transition, digital transformation, and circular economy growth, he also voiced his hope that the Dutch parliament will quickly adopt the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).