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Vietnam-Netherlands cooperates more closely to respond to climate change
This is affirmed by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and Mrs. Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands stressed in the meeting on 9 April.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 7th session of the Vietnam-Netherlands Intergovernmental Committee on adaptation to climate change (CC) and water management. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and Mrs. Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen are Chairmen of each country in Vietnam-Netherlands Intergovernmental Committee.

Glad to welcome Mrs. Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen to visit Vietnam and co-chair the 7 th meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung shared good relations between the two countries which have made great progress.

The two countries have been becoming priority partners of each other in many fields. Vietnam wishes to further strengthen multifaceted cooperation with the Netherlands, attaching importance to the role of the Netherlands in the EU, considering bilateral and typical relations of a dynamic and effective relationship between Vietnam and one Europe country.

The Netherlands currently maintains the number 1 position in EU countries with investments in Vietnam, reaching 8.55 billion USD with 327 projects. Regarding trade, the Netherlands became Vietnam's second largest trading partner (after Germany) and is the largest market for Vietnam's exports. Total imports in 2018 reached 7.8 billion USD.

In the coming time, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung proposed that the two sides will work together to create more favorable conditions for businesses to strengthen connectivity. Looking forward to the two sides continue to expand cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, high quality agriculture, food industry, seaports, logistics services, smart urban areas to further promote their strengths and cooperation potential.

The Deputy Prime Minister also asked the Netherlands to push the EU to soon sign the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA).

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