Quang Tri Province Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Vietnam, Netherlands Relations
|At the seminar. Photo: LA/Quang Tri newspaper|
The Provincial People's Committee of Quang Tri province recently held a seminar to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam (1973 - 2023).
The hybrid event was participated by Ambassador of Vietnam to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pham Viet Anh; Second Secretary of the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam, Marieke Walraven and Vice Chairman of the Quang Tri Provincial People's Committee, Hoang Nam.
In his welcome speech, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Hoang Nam thanked the attention and timely and effective support of the Dutch Government and people during the past time; appreciating the active and effective cooperation of the Dutch Embassy and organizations, experts, sponsors, volunteers, officials, staff are working for programs, projects of cooperation, investment, humanitarian support in Quang Tri province.
Especially, the activities of the Medical Committee of Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) have been implemented in Quang Tri, bringing about significant changes, especially in the health care program for local people.
Emphasizing that, after the visit of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to Vietnam in April 2019, the Netherlands and Vietnam have upgraded their comprehensive partnership. Since then, the two sides have implemented extensive cooperation in many fields, from politics to diplomacy, economy, trade and investment.
Currently, the Netherlands is the largest European investor in Vietnam. Most recently, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's official visit to the Netherlands in December 2022 has affirmed Vietnam's determination to cooperate, contributing to tightening and further elevating the partnership between Vietnam and the Netherlands.
2023 opens a new chapter in bilateral relations when the two countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of their ties, which is cooperation in climate change response, energy transition and sustainable development.
Vice Chairman Nam hoped that the seminar would contribute to fostering the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and the Netherlands. It is also an opportunity for interested parties to act together for a future with new, bigger and brighter cooperation prospects. In particular, more attention will be paid to cultural cooperation, trade development, and addressing important global challenges such as climate change, marine economic exploitation, sustainable agriculture and water management.
|Delegates visit the coffee growing model associated with Hoian Roastery Company to export to the Dutch market. Photo: LA/Quang Tri newspaper|
Speaking at the event, Second Secretary of the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam, Marieke Walraven, expressed her impression of the outstanding development of Vietnam in general and Quang Tri province in particular over the past 5 decades. The Netherlands has been and is a trusted partner through this impressive transition. Nevertheless, Quang Tri province still has a lot of potential for development, especially in the fields of tourism and sustainable energy.
According to Marieke Walraven, the Netherlands is currently the largest European investor in Vietnam in the fields of food and agribusiness, marine industry, engineering and high technology. Dutch businesses are paying great attention to Vietnam, many trade delegations are connecting for investment and cooperation opportunities in Vietnam.
In particular, the highlight that is attracting the attention of investors is the ambitious plans for the future of Vietnam. In particular, committing to carbon neutrality by 2050 is a bold and admirable idea. At the same time, she affirmed that the Netherlands is ready to support Vietnam in its transition to a sustainable and comprehensive socio-economy. Thereby, continuing to strengthen and deepen the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.
Previously, within the framework of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands, the delegates visited a number of project models funded by the Dutch Government, planting trees at the landslide-prone site in Huong Phung commune, Huong Hoa district.
|Delegates take souvenir photo at the community forest of Chenh Venh village, the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified in Vietnam. Photo: LA/Quang Tri newspaper|
|Second Secretary of the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam, Marieke Walraven plants trees at the landslide-prone site in Huong Phung commune, Huong Hoa district. Photo: LA/Quang Tri newspaper|
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