08:37 | 08/12/2016 MUTRAP Corner
On December 1st, the parliament of Wallonia, a region of Belgium, held a discussion session on the Vietnam-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) at Namur, the region’s capital city.
Vietnam’s Ambassador to Belgium and head of the Vietnamese delegation to the EU Vuong Thua Phong attended and spoke at the session. The ambassador highlighted the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Belgium in general and the Wallonia region in particular and expressed his hope that the region would support the agreement.
He noted that the EVFTA was the first new agreement the EU negotiated and signed with a developing country and was a comprehensive, balanced and win-win agreement.
The Vietnamese ambassador answered questions from MPs and affirmed that Vietnam would continue with its comprehensive reforms and international integration, in the course of which the country attaches importance to developing relationships with the EU and Belgium, including its Wallonia region.
The discussion was an important step to prepare for the parliament and the Government of Wallonia to appraise, review and give their opinions on the EVFTA.