Ho Chi Minh City authorities marked the 40th years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands with a celebration at the House of the Union of Friendship Organizations in presence of Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong and Consul General Simon van der Burg.
The grand opening of East West Seed – Hai Mui Ten Do processing plant and the opening of the De Heus Aqua Feed Mill were taking place in Binh Duong province on 7 May and Vinh Long province on 8 May 2013, respectively.
‘Freedom of expression and media freedom are fundamental human rights, not only for journalists but also for society itself. They enable people to form their opinions in freedom and participate in the public debate. A democratic society cannot exist without freedom of the press.’ Foreign minister Frans Timmermans spoke these words today on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, established by the United Nations in 1993 to promote and raise awareness of press freedom around the world.
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Last Friday 12 April 2012, Mr. Cam Ngoc Minh, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee of Son La, together with representatives from Financial Planning and Investment and the Foreign Affairs Departments of the province, visited the Embassy to congratulate the Netherlands with 40 years of diplomatic relations and to thank the Netherlands for its support to the Son La province.
The Embassy just published an economic briefing on the first quarter of 2013.
Today, on 9 April 2013, it is exactly 40 years ago that Vietnam and the Netherlands established diplomatic relations.
On Friday 5 April 2013, 10 Dutch companies joined the maritime business roadshow to Haiphong, led by the Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Mr. Joop Scheffers.
9 Completion of climate adaptation strategy leads to new Memorandum of Understanding Ho Chi Minh City and Rotterdam
Monday, 8 April 2013, the completed climate adaption strategy of Ho Chi Minh City will be offered during an official gathering at Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Head office. Next Ho Chi Minh City and the City of Rotterdam will sign a new Memorandum of Understanding. Ho Chi Minh City is one of the cities in the knowledge network Connecting Delta Cities.
On 26-30 March the Netherlands Topteam Horticulture, led by the chairman of Greenport Holland Loek Hermans, visited Vietnam. The Topteam was accompanied by eight innovative companies from the Dutch horticultural sector. Together they visited two important horticultural areas around Hanoi and Dalat.