Dutch parliamentarians to visit Vietnam to boost trade cooperation

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Dutch parliamentarians to visit Vietnam to boost trade cooperation

A delegation of the Netherlands’ Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, headed by Chairman Mr Raymond de Roon, will visit Vietnam on Sunday to seek economic and trade cooperation opportunities.

During the visit, which will last until August 24, Dutch members of parliamentary will learn about the current political and economic situation in Vietnam, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam on Friday.

The visits will also aim to examine the transition from the period in which the Netherlands offers assistance for Vietnam’s development to a period of a bilateral trade between the two nations.

During the visit, the Dutch delegation will seek opportunities for economic and trade cooperation between the Netherlands and the Southeast Asia country.

Vietnam and the Netherlands have actively cooperated in various fields including water management, agriculture, energy, logistics and shipbuilding.

The delegation plans to visit Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta.

In Hanoi, the delegation will meet with Vietnam’s National Assembly Committee for Economics and State Budget, and pay a courtesy call to the Deputy ice Minister of Industry and Trade.

The guests will also visit a number of international organizations and NGOs, such as the World Bank and the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI).

In Hai Phong, where Damen Song Cam Shipyard, a Vietnamese-Dutch joint-venture, is located, the delegation will meet representatives from Dutch businesses in the maritime sector.

The Dutch parliamentarians will later visit Dutch projects and companies in the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City, such as the Vietnam Brewery Ltd. Plant (part of Heineken), a farm of FrieslandCampina, and the Binh Duong Textile Company (Protrade), where the Netherland has given assistance to improve workers’ labor conditions (together with the Better Work Program of the International Labor Organization).