Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung have met with President of the Dutch House of Representatives Gerdi Verbeet and Vice President of the Senate Kim Putters during his current official visit to the European country.

At the meetings, PM Dung affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to promoting the friendship and cooperation with the Netherlands in all fields, particularly response to climate change, water resource management, agriculture, sea port cooperation and oil and gas.

He stressed the positive developments in bilateral cooperation in climate change response and water resource management, adding he hoped the Dutch Parliament will continue its active support to programmes on cooperation with Vietnam in this field, as well as cooperation activities in economics, trade, investment, health care, culture and education between the two countries.

The PM said a strong, effective and in-depth cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries will help promote bilateral friendship and multi-faceted cooperation in the coming time.

President of the House of Representatives Gerdi Verbeet described PM Dung’s official visit to the Netherlands a, helping promote the cooperative relationship between Vietnam and the Netherlands .

The Netherlands is ready to help Vietnam in education, healthcare and coping with climate change, particularly in implementing the strategic partnership on climate change and water management, said the Dutch parliamentary leader.

At a reception given to Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard Van de Laan, PM Dung thanked the city’s people for their valuable support and friendly feelings to Vietnamese people, which is represented by the Hanoi-Amsterdam Senior High School in Hanoi .

He told the mayor that a number of Dutch companies such as Phillips, Heineken, and AkzoNobel have become familiar brand names in Vietnam .

The PM affirmed that the Vietnamese Government encourages the two countries’ localities to promote economics, trade and investment cooperation.

Mayor Van de Laan said Amsterdam always wants to expand all-round cooperation with Vietnam ’s localities.

He said he hoped the Vietnamese Government will create favourable conditions for Amsterdam businesses to invest in Vietnam in the fields of finance, banking, oil and gas and healthcare./.