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PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc begins Netherlands visit

Update: July, 10/2017 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his wife (left) arrive in Amsterdam on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
Viet Nam News

AMSTERDAM — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc was to inaugurate a new Vietnamese embassy in the Netherlands yesterday during his official visit to the country.

Phúc, his wife and entourage arrived in Amsterdam on Saturday and were greeted at Schiphol Airport by Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and diplomats from Việt Nam and the Netherlands. 

During his three-day visit, Prime Minister Phúc will meet with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. The two leaders will witness the signing of documents on co-operation between the two governments and businesses from the two countries. 

He is also scheduled to meet with leaders of the Dutch parliament and senior government and local officials, as well as representatives of the International Court of Justice and International Court of Arbitration. He will attend a Việt Nam-Netherlands business forum and a round-table with major enterprises and investors. 

The visit takes place at a time when Việt Nam and the Netherlands are enjoying comprehensive development in their relations, setting a model for dynamic and effective co-operation. 

The Netherlands is among the largest European investors in Việt Nam, ranking 11th out of the 119 countries and territories investing in Việt Nam.— VNS


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