Deputy PM: The Netherlands is a role model for Vietnam in various fields

08:45 | 30/03/2017 MUTRAP Corner

On March 28 at the Government House, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung held a reception for Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Nienke Trooster. Deputy PM Dung confirmed that the Netherlands is a role model for Vietnam to learn from and share experiences with in coping with climate change, water management and high-tech agricultural development.

deputy pm the netherlands is a role model for vietnam in various fields
Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung receives Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Nienke Trooster in Hanoi on March 28 - Credit: VGP

The host highly praised the development of Vietnam-Netherlands relations in many fields in recent years, stressing that the strategic partnership agreement on climate change adaptation and water management signed in 2010, as well as the one on sustainable agriculture and energy security reached in 2014 were role models in bilateral relations of both countries, which have much in common.

According to the Deputy PM, climate change adaptation, water resources protection and sustainable agricultural development are priorities for Vietnam’s development. Meanwhile, the Netherlands is a world leader in these fields.

The Vietnamese government official affirmed that the Government of Vietnam considers the Netherlands a model for learning and cooperation in adaptation to climate change, water resources protection, restructuring agricultural production, rural economic development and building a modern countryside.

In April 2017, Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung plans to lead a high-level delegation of the Vietnamese Government to attend the sixth session of the Vietnam-Netherlands Inter-Governmental Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management in the Netherlands.

He said that the visit would be a good opportunity for the two sides to look at the results of past cooperation and exchange experiences and solutions to increase the effectiveness of cooperation between the two in special fields. The visit is also an opportunity for both sides to discuss more issues of common concern, such as seaport management and development and hi-tech agricultural development.

Dutch Ambassador Nienke Trooster, for her part, said that cooperation between the two countries in the fields of adaptation to climate change, water management and hi-tech agriculture are developing very well, especially the Mekong Delta Development Plan (MDP), which is being supported by the Netherlands and is currently being implemented in an effective way with active support from localities and foreign partners, contributing to helping the Mekong Delta region adapt to climate change and strengthen regional links.

The Dutch Ambassador affirmed that the Netherlands is committed to working closely with Vietnam, making the two countries' cooperation a model for other countries to follow in responding to climate change.

Regarding the sixth session of the Vietnam-Netherlands Inter-Governmental Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management, the diplomat said related agencies of the Netherlands are coordinating closely with Vietnam to make the session effective, open and successful.

Hai Nam