The Netherlands’ Embassy in Vietnam compiled and published the book “People make the difference”, to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The book tells the stories of 18 Vietnamese and Dutch people, who have made important contributions to the bilateral relationship over the past 40 years, painting a vivid picture of two-way cooperation in politics, economy and education.

The relationship between Vietnam and the Netherlands, originally based on development aid, has now become a commercial and sustainable investment partnership through creating opportunities for the two countries’ business communities, aiming to build a healthy investment environment.

The Netherlands is currently the third largest market of Vietnam in the European Union (EU), after Germany and the United Kingdom.-VNA