Vietnam and the Netherlands have agreed to step up cooperation and transfer of technologies and deploy projects in shipbuilding.

Deputy Minister of National Defence Lieutenant General Truong Quang Khanh and Rine Berksven, President of the Damen group, reached consensus on the issue during their meeting in Hanoi on March 29.

Rine Berksven is accompanying the Dutch Crown Prince, Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima on a five-day working visit to Vietnam until March 31./.