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Lam Dong (VNA) – The Dutch Day hosted by the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam began in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, on June 8 with a seminar sharing the Netherlands’ experience in sustainable agricultural production.

Many activities will be held during the Dutch Day on June 8 and 9 to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam - Netherlands diplomatic ties.

At the seminar, Dutch and Vietnamese firms shared experience in applying technological advances in agricultural production, focusing on organic cultivation, treatment of virus-caused diseases on flowers and vegetables.

On the occasion, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development signed an agricultural cooperation agreement with Rijk Zwaan Vietnam company.

Dutch Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Carel Richter said sustainable agricultural production is key to creating a clean environment with sufficient food for future generations.

In the afternoon the same day, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham S met a delegation of Dutch enterprises led by Richter.

The Dutch side expressed readiness to share technical expertise with Vietnam and Lam Dong in particular in the agricultural field for mutual benefits.

On June 9, a series of cultural and arts events, bicycle parade and cuisine exchange will be held in Da Lat’s Lam Vien Square.-VNA