November 19, 2018

45th anniversary of Viet Nam and Diplomat Magazine

Ms. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Mdm. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Viet Nam Chairwoman of the National Assembly and the Ambassador of Viet Nam to the Netherlands, H.E. Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa.

The celebration of the 45th anniversary of Viet Nam and the Netherlands diplomatic relations in the Netherlands was launched by the Chairwoman of the National Assembly, Mdm. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, with the presence of the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Ms. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. During the unique occasion the Embassy of Viet Nam presented an special issue Viet Nam 45 Anniversary published in collaboration with Diplomat Magazine.

The Netherlands is among the first Western countries that established diplomatic relations with Viet Nam in 1973. Over the past years, together with diplomatic, trade and investment cooperation, the bilateral cooperation in other fields such as defense, culture and tourism, education and training, transportation, cooperation among cities, and multilateral cooperation, and more… have also witnessed remarkable progress.

More importantly, the relationship between Viet Nam and the Netherlands has become a strategic partnership, with the Strategic Partnership on Climate Change and Water Management along with the Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security concluded respectively in 2010 and 2014.

In 2017, bilateral trade turnover reached US $ 7.7 billion. In the first four months of 2018, two-way trade value reached $ 2.3 billion (an increase of nearly 13% over the same period of 2017). The Netherlands has become the biggest EU export market for Viet Nam.

In terms of investment, the Netherlands has been the largest European investor in Viet Nam, ranking the 11th out of 116 countries and territories investing in Viet Nam with 304 projects and a total registered capital of $ 8.17 billion.

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Photography by Roy Strik

 

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