Vietnam and Belgium convened the second session of their joint committee on economic cooperation in Hanoi on October 14 and 15.

At the session, Belgian partners signed environmental and health care memoranda of understanding with Vietnam’s southern province of Bac Lieu, Military Hospital 108 in Hanoi and Nghe An Tumour Hospital in the central province of Nghe An.

The two sides also reviewed development cooperation projects and foreign direct investment ones in hi-tech, green technology, seaport and agro products.

Belgium is Vietnam’s 7th largest trade partner in the European Union and the 35th largest investor in the country.

The European country has committed 200 million euros in official development assistance to Vietnam since 2012.-VNA