VN culture event opens in Holland
THE HAGUE A festival titled Vieät Nam Days in the Netherlands started in The Hague on Tuesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoaøng Trung Haûi, who is on a working visit to Holland, spoke about the importance of bilateral relations, particularly since an agreement on a strategic partnership on climate change adaptation, water resource management, agriculture and food security.
After the opening, Vietnamese artists performed traditional and modern Vietnamese music as well as Dutch songs, accompanied by traditional Vietnamese instruments.
Earlier, the Deputy PM met Amsterdam's Mayor, E.E Van der Laan, who said the city was committed to enhancing co- operation with Vietnamese localities, Haø Noäi in particular.
This included urban planning and management, infrastructure upgrades, trade, and education and training.
Haûi welcomed the Mayors visit to Haø Noäi in December, saying that it would contribute to the realisation of agreements signed by the two cities in education, urban management, water supply, and waste treatment.
Deputy PM Haûi also attended the Vieät Nam-Netherlands economic forum held yesterday in Amsterdam. It attracted 250 delegates from government agencies and businesses from the two countries.
Haûi and the Vietnamese delegation are scheduled to next fly to Finland.