The bilateral relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands were reviewed at a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 24.

Addressing the event, Dutch Consul General in HCM City Simon Van Der Burg said the relations between the two nations have increasingly developed in recent times, especially in the economic field. His country still remains one of the leading foreign investors in Vietnam

A Holland Village event was held by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in HCM City in 2013, promoting the country’s culture and marking the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Netherlands diplomatic ties.

Le Manh Ha, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee underlined the fine development in the comprehensive relations between the two countries.
In particular, strategic partnership in climate change adaptation, the maritime sector, high-tech agriculture, water management and education has been promoted effectively, he stressed.

Apart from the bilateral relations between the two countries, the ties between HCM City and Dutch localities have also seen strong development, with two-way trade turnover in 2013 reaching over 650 million USD.

As of January this year, the Netherlands had 73 investment projects in HCM City, totalling almost 480 million USD, and the country ranks tenth among countries and territories investing in the city.-VNA