Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived at Brussels military airport on January 17, beginning his official visit to Belgium and the European Union.

The visit is made at the invitation of Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.

Upon arrival, Trong was greeted at the airport by Secretary General of the Belgian Foreign Ministry Dirk Achten; Vietnam ’s honorary consul at Anvers Baron Jo de Grand Ry; the Ambassador of the Vatican and several ambassadors in the diplomatic corp; and Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium Pham Sanh Chau.

This is the first stop in the Party General Secretary’s tour of Europe which will also take him to the UK and Italy from January 17-24./.VNA