VN cul­ture event opens in Hol­land

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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 Mayor’s 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. —

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