The Netherlands donates 43 billion VND of medical equipment to Vietnam

The Dutch Ambassador announced that the country would support VND 43 billion in medical equipment to Vietnam when he met Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Dutch Ambassador Elsbeth Akkerman affirmed that the Dutch government attaches great importance to the Comprehensive Partnership with Vietnam, considering it a solid foundation for further development of the relationship between the two governments and businesses. meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the government headquarters on the afternoon of September 10, according to a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ms. Akkerman said the Dutch government and business community wished to join Vietnam in controlling the epidemic, announcing to donate ventilators to Vietnam and a large amount of medical equipment and supplies worth about 43 billion VND. intends to continue to accompany Vietnam to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dutch Ambassador (left) meets Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the government headquarters on the afternoon of September 10.  Photo: VGP.

Dutch Ambassador (left) meets Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the government headquarters on the afternoon of September 10. Photo: TTXVN.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked the Dutch government and businesses for their help to Vietnam, and asked the ambassador to propose to the Dutch government, related agencies and businesses to continue supporting Vietnam soon. access to vaccines through many forms such as loans or concessions, as well as support for Covid-19 treatment drugs and medical equipment for Vietnam.

The Dutch Ambassador said that the two countries are facing many opportunities and prospects to strengthen cooperation, looking forward to continuing to effectively implement the Vietnam – European Union Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and soon implement it. Vietnam – EU Investment Agreement (EVIPA).

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highly appreciated the coordination between the two countries over the past time and asked to continue strengthening cooperation and mutual support at multilateral forums and international organizations, especially at the United Nations. , closely coordinate in regional and global issues.

Ambassador Akkerman said the Netherlands supports ASEAN’s position on the East Sea issue, affirming its desire to maintain peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight, and settle disputes by peaceful measures, on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

On this occasion, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked the ambassador to convey an invitation to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to visit Vietnam again.

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