Overview of Prime Minister’s visit to Germany and Netherlands

By Nguyen Le - Jul 14, 2017 | 10:48 AM GMT+7

TheLEADERVietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently wrapped up his visits to Germany and Netherlands. The visits have successfully promoted numerous benefits for Vietnam and enhanced our prestige in the international arena.

Overview of Prime Minister’s visit to Germany and Netherlands
The Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's visit has proved landmarks (Photo: Internet)

On the night of July 4th (local time), Prime Minister (PM), his spouse and the entourage left Hanoi to pay official visits to Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands and attend G20 Summit at the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The visits are conducted when the Vietnam – Germany strategic partnership is expanding in every aspect and the cooperative partnerships between Vietnam and member countries of G20 are healthily developing.

On July 5th, PM visited the Embassy of Vietnam in Berlin and met overseas Vietnamese community in Germany.

PM in the intimate gathering with the Vietnamese community in Germany (Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu)

On the evening of July 6th, after leaving Berlin for Hamburg, PM held talks with his German counterpart – Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hamburg, where G20 Summit took place.

Vietnam - Germany high-level talks (Photo: VNA)

The two leaders spoke highly of the lasting, cooperative partnership between two nations and acknowledged that for many years, Germany has always been among leading business partners of Vietnam.

"Vietnam will improve the business environment for foreign investors, especially long-term ones."

The two leaders expressed their delight at the positive results of the Vietnam – Germany Business Forum organized during PM’s visit, with 36 agreements worth US$4 billion to be signed.

During July 7th and 8th, PM attended G20 Summit in Hamburg with the theme of “Shaping an interconnected world”.

Photo: Internet

The Summit focused on building resilience, improving sustainable livelihood and assuming responsibility, with 5 workshops.

As 2017 APEC host, Vietnam was invited to the Summit and related meetings in 2017, discussed in all sessions of the Summit and contributed to the joint statement of the Summit.

PM also asserted Vietnam’s efforts in fulfilling 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG-2030) published by the United Nations. In particular, “No Poverty”, “Gender Equality”, “Quality Education”, “Affordable and Clean Energy” and “Climate Action” are prioritized. He also reaffirmed the commitment to an 8-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and said Vietnam could reduce up to 25% with international support.

On the evening of July 8th, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse, and the entourage arrived in Amsterdam to start his official visit to the Netherlands at the invitation of his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

On the afternoon of July 10th, PM and Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands – Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher attended Vietnam – Netherlands Business Forum. This event was hosted by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in coordination with the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, which attracted about 300 Dutch enterprises and 150 Vietnamese ones.

An overview of Vietnam – Netherlands Business Forum (Photo: Internet)

On the afternoon of July 10th, PM attended CEO Round-table. Numerous leading Dutch businesses showed up in the event and focused on the topic of “smart city” and “airport city”.

PM shook hands with representatives of Dutch enterprises (Photo: Internet)

In the end of the day, PM held talks with Presidents of the States General and the Senate of the Netherlands.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte signed a Letter of Intent on large-scale projects for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta.

Representatives of Vietnamese Government, Dutch Government, and World Bank signed a memorandum on food safety supervision in Vietnam.

On the morning of July 11th, PM and his entourage arrived in Rotterdam and met with Rotterdam Mayor - Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb.

Photo: Internet

On the evening of July 11th, PM and his entourage left Amsterdam and successfully wrapped up his visit to the Netherlands.