Vietnam wants Belgium to continue its investment in infrastructure, economic development, education and training, especially training high-quality human resources for Vietnam’s development.

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung made the statement at a meeting with Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders, who was in Vietnam to attend the Asian Development Bank’s 44th Annual Meeting.

Deputy PM Hung expressed his delight at the fine development of the two countries’ relations in all fields and thanked the Belgian government and people for their support and official development assistance to Vietnam.

He said he hoped the two sides would specify targets for promoting two-way trade, and Belgium would quickly recognize Vietnam as a market economy at the next Vietnam-Belgium Joint Committee meeting.

Reynders said that besides traditional projects on infrastructure, education and public health, Belgium would expand cooperation activities to the field of new technology with Vietnam.

Belgium will encourage businesses, including banks, to seek markets and expand activities in Vietnam, he said./.