|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc pledges the utmost conditions to Dutch investors in Vietnam
Meeting with Dutch businesses in The Hague on Tuesday as part of his official visit to the Netherlands, Prime Minister Phuc said Vietnam is pursuing an inclusive growth model and tries to build an incorruptible and facilitating government. He stressed that Vietnam has recorded high economic growth with import-export revenues of 400 billion USD so far this year and that the country has participated in many free trade agreements.
At a Vietnam-Netherlands business forum in The Hague on Monday, Prime Minister Phuc highlighted Vietnam’s advantages, including an improved business environment, scores of domestic firms which are listed among the 1,000 top businesses in Asia, and a growing stock market with a combined value of more than 100 billion USD. He said Vietnam’s potential in agriculture, particularly high-quality aquaculture, offers great opportunities for Dutch businesses.
|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits the RIKILT food safety research institute in the Netherlands on July 10, 2017
“Vietnam and the Netherlands will go beyond what we have achieved if we can seize all possible opportunities, including the Vietnam-European Union Free Trade Agreement. We should become a bridge linking ASEAN, which enjoys one of the fastest growth rates in the world, and the EU, which boasts a huge market, advanced technologies, and world-leading companies,” Mr. Phuc said.
At the forum, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc witnessed the signing of cooperative agreements worth 700 million USD. The forum drew 450 Vietnamese and Dutch businesses.
The same day, Mr. Phuc attended a round-table discussion with some top Dutch firms on the development of smart cities and airport cities and met leaders of the Damen and Puma Energy groups.