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Minister welcomes Belgian trade group

Update: March, 14/2012 - 10:05

HA NOI — Projects in Viet Nam involving Belgian enterprises, particularly infrastructure construction projects, have achieved good results, according to Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang.

Thang was speaking at his meeting with a visiting Belgian economic delegation, led by Crown Prince Philippe, in Ha Noi yesterday.

Thang said he highly valued Belgian enterprise activities in the development of seaports and seaport services.

He expressed appreciation towards Belgium for selecting Viet Nam as the only nation in Asia that still received official development assistance from Belgium.

Thang said he would offer favourable conditions to help with Belgian enterprises' investment in the country.

For his part, Prince Philippe said Belgium hoped to be a gate to Europe for Viet Nam and it would promote co-operation with Viet Nam in the fields of infrastructure development, logistics and railways and port management.

On the same day, during talks between Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, the two sides discussed issues aimed at enhancing relations between the two countries.

They agreed to increase exchanges of delegations and to organise activities for next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic ties.

The two sides agreed to boost co-operation in various fields such as politics, economy, education and agriculture and promote the implementation of signed agreements between the two countries.

They also agreed to create favourable conditions for businesses and investors seeking partnerships, and carrying out market research, in the fields of infrastructure, seaport development, logistics and health care.

Today the Belgian delegation is due to travel to Hai Phong to visit the Dinh Vu Industrial Zone, a project in which Belgian enterprises have invested. — VNS

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