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VN culture event opens in Holland

Update: September, 25/2014 - 09:34
Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai attends the Viet Nam-Netherlands economic forum held yesterday in Amsterdam.— VNA/VNS Photo Manh Hung/Duc Chung

THE HAGUE (VNS) — A festival titled Viet Nam Days in the Netherlands started in The Hague on Tuesday.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, who is on a working visit to Holland, spoke about the importance of bilateral relations, particularly since an agreement on a strategic partnership on climate change adaptation, water resource management, agriculture and food security.

After the opening, Vietnamese artists performed traditional and modern Vietnamese music as well as Dutch songs, accompanied by traditional Vietnamese instruments.

Earlier, the Deputy PM met Amsterdam's Mayor, E.E Van der Laan, who said the city was committed to enhancing co-operation with Vietnamese localities, Ha Noi in particular.

This included urban planning and management, infrastructure upgrades, trade, and education and training.

Hai welcomed the Mayor's visit to Ha Noi in December, saying that it would contribute to the realisation of agreements signed by the two cities in education, urban management, water supply, and waste treatment.

Deputy PM Hai also attended the Viet Nam-Netherlands economic forum held yesterday in Amsterdam. It attracted 250 delegates from government agencies and businesses from the two countries.

Hai and the Vietnamese delegation are scheduled to next fly to Finland. — VNS

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