Minister-President of the Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles Rudy Demotte speaks at the celebration (Photo: thoidai.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam, Hanoi, on September 13 night to mark the 20th founding anniversary of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation to Vietnam.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister-President of the French Community of Belgium (Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles) Rudy Demotte noted with joy the outcomes of cooperation between Wallonie-Bruxelles and Vietnam over the years, saying among joint projects, Wallonie-Bruxelles heeds those in healthcare, culture and education.

He noted his hope that the two sides would prioritise cooperative projects that could shift from scientific research to sustainable economic development.

Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung affirmed that Wallonie-Bruxelles has become Vietnam’s trust-worthy partner through nine cooperation projects that have been rolled out across the country.

Beneficiaries of the projects, including officials, businesspeople and students, are constructively contributing to national socio-economic development, he said.

The Deputy FM also stressed Wallonie-Bruxelles’s role in bridging the two countries, as well as its significant contributions to protecting and promoting cultural heritage in Vietnam.-VNA