The Prime Minister’s visit to Europe will send a strong message of Vietnam’s recovery Politics

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Photo: VNA

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s upcoming European tour will convey the message of Vietnam’s strong recovery and readiness to coordinate with other countries in building a region of peace and stability.

The Prime Minister of Vietnam will participate in the Summit dedicated to the 45th anniversary of ASEAN-EU relations in Brussels, the capital of Belgium on December 14, and will pay official visits to Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium from December 9 to 15. His tour will be carried out at the invitation of the President of the European Council (EC) Charles Michel, the Prime Ministers of Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium, Javier Bettel, Mark Rutte and Alexander De Kroon.

The Vietnamese leader’s visit to Europe demonstrates Vietnam’s active and positive spirit and its responsible contribution to ASEAN as well as the international community. It will also contribute to strengthening and strengthening the ties between Vietnam and Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium in the context of the 50th anniversary celebrations of these three countries.e Anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations in 2023.

Vietnam-European Union (EU) relations are developing rapidly. It is Vietnam The first country within ASEAN to have cooperation mechanisms with the EU in the fields of politics, economy, defense and security. The two sides have many special cooperation mechanisms and continue exchanges and contacts at all levels, especially at the highest level.

Two years after the signing of the Vietnam-European Union Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), in the first ten months of 2022, bilateral trade exceeded $52 billion, bringing Vietnam to $14 billion.e EU trading partner. Both sides celebrate 10 in 2022e it is the anniversary of partnership and inseparable cooperation relations.

Regional level tour Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh It will contribute to the intensification of the ASEAN-EU strategic partnership and the promotion of relations between Vietnam and EU member states, especially in the context of the 45th anniversary of the two blocs.e It is the anniversary of dialogue relations.

2023 will mark 50e Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam-Luxembourg, Vietnam-Netherlands and Vietnam-Belgium. Bilateral relations between Vietnam and these three countries have developed intensively in the past 50 years. Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium are among the best trading partners and investors in Vietnam.

Luxembourg is 3rde is an investor in Vietnam within the EU with a total fund of 2.6 billion dollars and is one of the first European countries to ratify the Vietnam-EU Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). Luxembourg considers Vietnam one of the priority countries to receive development aid, with a total of 129 million euros registered so far. The two sides are accelerating cooperation in organic agriculture and climate change response.

Vietnam-Dutch relations are developing intensively in a number of areas, including investment, trade, agriculture and climate change response. The Netherlands is in 2nd placee business partner and the first European investor in Vietnam. Bilateral trade is estimated at $8.37 billion in 2021 and $8.2 billion in the first nine months of 2022, up nearly 10% and 36% year-on-year, respectively. The Netherlands lists 380 projects in Vietnam with a total value of $13.5 billion.

Vietnam-Belgium relations are actively developing, especially in the fields of trade, investment and agriculture. Belgium is in 6th placee Vietnam’s export market Europe. Bilateral trade is estimated to reach $4.3 billion in 2021, up 54% year-on-year. Belgium has 82 projects worth $1.1 billion in Vietnam. Allocated $300 million in development aid to Vietnam.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s visit to Europe will not only contribute to the strengthening of relations between Vietnam and Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, but also reaffirm Vietnam’s increasingly important position in the concerns and priorities of these three countries regarding India. – Pacific region.

It will develop cooperation between Vietnam and Luxembourg in the fields of pharmaceuticals, logistics, circular economy with the Netherlands, renewable energy, marine economy with Belgium and organic farming.

It will also encourage these three countries and the EU in general to promote their investment in Vietnam, to match their interests and to support Vietnam’s position on the East Sea issue. -VNA

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