Dutch partners have expressed their desire to increase cooperation on development, as well as charitable and humanitarian issues with Vietnam .

This was result of a working visit to the Netherlands from Oct. 12-14 by a delegation from the Committee for Foreign Non-Governmental Organisation Affairs led by Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Vu Xuan Hong.

While staying in the Netherlands, the delegation attended working sessions on the subject of international assistance with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands-Vietnam Medical Committee, the fund for eye diseases, and Oxfam’s Novib branch in the Netherlands .

Apart from learning about policies and priorities regarding assistance from the government, foundations and NGOs in the Netherlands, the delegation called on individuals and organisations to support humanitarian and development activities in Vietnam as well as help Agent Orange/dioxin victims, disabled people and those suffering from the effects of climate change./.