12 July 2017

PM successfully wraps up visits to Germany, Netherlands

Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and  his German counterpart Angela Merkel (Source: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in
Hanoi on July 12 morning, concluding his official working visits to Germany and
attendance at the G20 Summit and to the Netherlands at the invitation of his German and
Dutch counterparts Angela Merkel and Mark Rutte from July 5-11.

PM Phuc had a wide range of activities during his trip to Germany
from July 5-8, achieving an array of positive outcomes which contribute to the
enhancement of bilateral friendship and cooperative ties, especially in economy,
trade and investment, as well as indicating Vietnam’s active contributions to the
international integration process via the G20 Summit.

PM Phuc held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during
which they held that the two nations still hold great potential for cooperation
and agreed to create more networking opportunities for Vietnamese and German
enterprises at bilateral business forums or at global economic forums.

The two leaders expressed their delight at the positive
results of the Vietnam-Germany Business Forum organised during PM Phuc’s visit,
with 36 agreements and deals worth 4 billion USD signed.

The PM also met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
and President of the Federal Council and Governor of Rheiland-Pfalz state Malu
Dreyer and many other leaders of German states.

While addressing a panel discussion of the G20 Summit in
Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, PM Phuc delivered a strong plea for international
cooperation in fighting climate change.

The leader noted that, as the host of the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2017, Vietnam has pushed the agenda for sustainable
development, climate change response and efficient energy use. It is cooperating with APEC member economies to
promote inclusive development, he added.

On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, PM Phuc also held
bilateral meetings with leaders of G20 member countries, focusing on directions
and measures to step up cooperative ties between Vietnam and G20 members.

During his official working visit to the Netherlands from
July 8-11, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte,
where the two leaders
asserted their determination to further promote bilateral ties, especially in
prioritised fields such as climate change adaptation and water management,
agriculture, oil and gas, seaports and logistics.

PM Phuc met with
President of the Senate Ankie Broekers-Knol and Speaker of the House of
Representatives Khadija Arib of the Netherlands.

PM Phuc and Dutch Deputy Prime
Minister, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijck Asscher attended
the Vietnam-Netherlands Business Forum and witnessed the signing of 11
cooperation deals worth 700 million USD between enterprises of the two
countries.

The Vietnamese PM also hosted separate receptions for leaders
of the World Economic Forum, the Netherlands-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and leading companies of the European country.

The PM’s visits and his attendance at the G20 Summit were a success, creating a
new impetus for stronger Vietnam-Germany and Vietnam-Netherlands friendship and
cooperative relations in the future.-VNA



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