NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Queen of the Netherlands Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti. (Source: VNA)
 
The Hague (VNA) – Vietnam attaches great importance to relations and cooperation with the Netherlands, seeing it as an example of “significant and effective relations” between Vietnam and an European country.

National Aseembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the statement while meeting with Queen of the Netherlands Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague on March 26.

Ngan recalled Queen Maxima’s visit to Vietnam in May 2017 in capacity as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Comprehensive Finance for Development, during which the Queen shared with Vietnamese authorities information and experience on financial markets in the context of Vietnam developing the field.

“Vietnam still needs to make more efforts and hopes to continue to receive the attention and support of the international community,” Ngan said, expressing her wish that the Queen, as the representative of the Netherlands and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Comprehensive Finance for Development, would help mobilise financial and technical resources from the UN and other international organisations to held Vietnam implement comprehensive financial efficiency.

Queen Maxima lauded Vietnam’s efforts in developing the national strategy on inclusive growth to promote full access to financial services, enhance its economic position and develop the country.

The Queen urged the Vietnamese Government to approve a national strategy on comprehensive finance and establish a coordination committee for the strategy. Along with that, Vietnam should implement a telecommunications correspondent network for payment functions, she said.

The Dutch Queen also proposed Vietnam pay more attention to training human resources and spend resources to implement this strategy. She said she would discuss with the World Bank to devise policies to help Vietnam implement this strategy effectively. - VNA