Vietnam and the Netherlands will cooperate in climate change adaptation and water management.

At the first meeting of the Vietnam-Netherlands intergovernmental committee held in Hanoi on March 29, participants discussed detailed solutions to deal with climate change and improve water management, ensuring stable social development in such areas as the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Red River Delta and coastal areas.

Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai highlighted the bilateral strategic partnership agreement on climate change adaptation and water management signed in October, 2010 as a landmark in the two countries’ cooperative ties. He said the attendance of Dutch Prince Willem-Alexander at the meeting embodied the cooperative commitments of the two governments in the field.

The Deputy PM took the opportunity to thank the Dutch Government for its past support and committed to doing his best to bring bilateral cooperative relations to a greater level of success.

Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai was also appointed as Chairman of the Vietnam subcommittee under the Vietnam-Netherlands intergovernmental committee on climate change adaptation and water management./.