Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with Grand Duke Henry of Luxembourg
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with Grand Duke Henry of Luxembourg at the Grand Ducal Palace on December 10 (local time) as part of his official visit to Luxembourg.
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|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left) and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.|
The Prime Minister confirmed that Vietnam highly values and wishes to strengthen the inseparable cooperation with Luxembourg, a founding member of the European Union (EU).
The Grand Duke shared his good impression about his visit to Vietnam 10 years ago and expressed his support for the will of the governments of the two countries to enter a new era of development of bilateral relations.
The parties welcomed the development of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of investment, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries about 50 years ago.
Prime Minister Chinh conveyed the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg to visit Vietnam in 2023 to mark the 50th anniversary.e It is the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Deepen Luxembourg-Vietnam cooperation
The Grand Duke expressed his desire to visit Vietnam again to see Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements and deepen Luxembourg-Vietnam cooperation, primarily in the fields of green finance and education.
The Prime Minister of Vietnam shared with the Grand Duke the desire of the two governments to develop cooperation in potential areas such as green finance, renewable energy, logistics connectivity and the rapid formation of strategic partnership in the field of finance with the aim of optimizing Luxembourg. assets and to help Vietnam implement its green development strategy for 2021-2030 and vision for 2050 and meet its climate change commitments during the 26th year.e United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).
The two economic and trade leaders agreed on the need for effective implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked Luxembourg to push for rapid ratification of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) by other EU members.
|Grand Duke Henry expressed concern about climate change in the Mekong Delta and also pledged to support Vietnam in achieving its green development goals.|
Vietnam also hoped to receive Luxembourg’s support in terms of finance and technology during the transition period and during the development of renewable energies and in establishing a partnership for a just energy transition (JETP) with the G7 and international partners. He said that all parties have harmonious interests to jointly solve global problems.
Grand Duke Henry appreciated Vietnam’s role in the region and within ASEAN. He expressed concern about climate change in the Mekong Delta and also pledged to support Vietnam in achieving its green development goals.
He said he encouraged Luxembourg companies to increase their investments in Vietnam in areas such as digital transformation, renewable energy and strategic infrastructure. He also asked for closer cooperation in the fields of education, culture, sports and tourism, exchanges between the two nations and, above all, more scholarships for Vietnamese students to study in Luxembourg.
Pham Minh Chinh thanked the Grand Duke for his support and suggested that he continue to create favorable conditions for the integration of the Vietnamese community in Luxembourg into the host country.