Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte will pay an official visit to Vietnam from June 16-17 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung.

The visit aims to further strengthen diplomatic and economic relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam .

The discussion is expected to focus on the Netherlands’ strength, including climate change and water management, agriculture, marine-based economy, oil and gas, energy, and logistics.

An agriculture and food security partnership agreement is expected to be signed during the visit.

Both sides will also look to realise a strategic partnership agreement on climate change adaptation and water management.

Dutch companies will also meet with Vietnamese partners to discuss scope of cooperation and sign business deals.

The guest leader will be accompanied by Minister for Agriculture Sharon Dijksma, Ambassador to Vietnam Joop Scheffers and advisor to Dutch PM on foreign policy and defence Jack Twiss Quarles van Ufford./.