Vietnam-Netherlands relations enjoy growth

Friday, 2017-02-17 10:47:47
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At the New Year meeting
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NDO/VNA—The relationship between Vietnam and the Netherlands is thriving in all respects, from political trust to cooperation on climate change adaptation, water resources management, agriculture, trade and economics.

Charge d’Affaires Pham Toan Thang from the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands made the statement at a New Year’s meeting with Dutch friends in The Hague on February 16.

The Netherlands is currently one of the leading trade partners and investors of Vietnam in the European Union, he said.

He noted that despite numerous difficulties and challenges in 2016, Vietnam fulfilled a number of development targets, including a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.21%, export turnover of US$175.9 billion, up 8.6%, and a rise of 9% in foreign investment attraction.

Thang attributed the fruitful results to not only Vietnam’s efforts but also to the valuable support and effective cooperation of foreign partners, including Dutch ones.

He took the occasion to thank Dutch friends for their contributions to pushing the two countries’ relations forward.

He expressed his belief that 2017 will be a successful year for bilateral collaboration based on the friendship and effective partnership between the two nation’s ministries and agencies.