08:32 | 17/10/2018 Events
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation arrived in Brussels, Belgium, in the afternoon of October 16 (local time), where he will attend the 12th ASEM Summit, pay a working visit to the European Union and make an official visit to Belgium.
|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (C) and his wife welcomed at the Melsbroek Airport in Brussels by representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Belgium - Photo: VGP|
His attendance at the 12th ASEM Summit and visits are being made at the invitation of President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
PM Phuc is scheduled to hold talks with his Belgian counterpart and witness the signing of cooperative documents between ministries, sectors and businesses of the two countries on October 16.
He also has plans to meet with executives of several major European groups.
Belgium is the second stop of PM Phuc’s trip to Europe. The first stop was Austria, where he had talks with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, met with President of the Austrian National Council Wolfgang Sobotka, and made a courtesy visit to President Alexander Van der Bellen. The PM also attended a Vietnam-Austria investment promotion forum and received several leading business leaders of Austria.