Vietnam and the Netherlands have agreed to lift bilateral relations to a new height, especially in the fields of climate change adaptation, water management, seaports, oil and gas, agriculture and logistics.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the affirmation at a meeting with representatives of the Dutch business community, jointly organised by the Dutch Council for Trade Promotion and Foreign Ministry on Sept. 30.

PM Dung said that with the presence and effective operations of well-known companies like Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, Philips, Foremost, Heineken and small and medium-sized enterprises in many fields, Dutch businesses are playing an important role in Vietnam’s economy.

The leader said he believed that with strong support of the Vietnamese government, Dutch businesses would uphold their strengths to successfully invest in Vietnam, especially in the fields of clean and renewable energies, biodiversity, food safety, environment, urban planning and water management.

Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal called on domestic businesses to increase investment in Vietnam to effectively exploit advantages of the emerging economy.

The same day, PM Dung met with Prince Willem Alexander and Dutch strategic advisors. He also visited sea dikes and seaports in Rotterdam city./.