Vietnam, Netherlands boost friendship

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on Thursday to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands and the five-year establishment of the Vietnam-Netherlands Friendship and Cooperation Association.

Addressing the event, Prof. Dao Xuan Hoc, President of the Association, said that over the past 45 years, the relationship between Vietnam and the Netherlands has grown in a dynamic and effective manner across many fields, benefiting both sides. He added that over the past five years, the Association has succeeded in launching many events and activities aimed at strengthening mutual understanding and partnership between the two nations.

The Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam, Nienke Trooster, said that Vietnam is one of the most prioritized countries in the Netherlands' soft loan provision. Currently, the Netherlands is focused on investing in Vietnam in a number of key areas such as trade, the private sector, water management, agriculture, and climate change.

Source: VOV5