Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and King Philippe of Belgium (Source: VNA)
 
Brussels (VNA) – Vietnam attaches importance to ties with Belgium, a founding member with an important role in the European Union, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told King Philippe of Belgium during their meeting in Brussels on October 18. 

PM Phuc, who has been on an official visit to Belgium, informed the King about the outcomes of his talks with Prime Minister Charles Michel and his discussions with leaders of the parliament, regions, and communities of Belgium. 

He affirmed that Vietnam always welcomes and creates favourable conditions for Belgian enterprises to do business in the Southeast Asian country. 

King Philippe welcomed the PM’s visit which coincides with the 45th founding anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties. He recalled his first visit to Vietnam in 1994 and led delegations of Belgian enterprises to the country to form linkages and launch projects to improve lives of local residents in the Mekong Delta. 

The King asserted that he always treasures relations with Vietnam and expressed his interest in Vietnam’s efforts to cope with climate change, saying that Belgium is ready to transfer technologies to Vietnam to mitigate the impacts of climate change. 

Host and guest shared the view that bilateral ties are growing positively in diverse areas, especially in economy, trade, and investment with nearly 70 successful projects in Vietnam. 

They stressed the need to step up bilateral collaboration in fields of Belgium’s strength and Vietnam’s demand such as high-tech agriculture, green technology, renewable energy, healthcare, and education-training.–VNA