Vietnam boosts tertiary education, green growth cooperation with Belgium

Thursday, 2017-05-18 14:58:54
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Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue (right) and Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas.
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam hopes to forge stronger cooperation with Belgium in tertiary education, green economy and climate change response, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue told Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas during their meeting in Hanoi on May 18.

The Belgian diplomat noted that Belgium’s cooperation and investment projects in Vietnamfocus on tertiary training, green economy and vocational training with a total investment of about EUR600 million.

Along with consolidating and developing traditional collaboration areas, Belgium wishes to beef up investment partnership with Vietnam in the future, she said.

Deputy PM Hue held that EUR2.2 billion in two-way trade is a modest figure, expressing his wish that Belgium would open its doors to Vietnamese agricultural produce, while supporting Vietnam in accessing the advanced technology of Belgium and Europe.

He also stressed hope that Belgium, a founding and prestigious member of the EU, will help speed up the bloc’s signing and approval of a free trade agreement with Vietnam.