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Date 08/08/2018-16:04:00 PM
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung works with Belgium Ambassador in Vietnam
(MPI) – On August 6th, 2018, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung had a working session with and awarded the Medal "For the cause of Vietnamese Planning and Investment sector" to the Ambassador of Belgium in Vietnam Jehanne Roccas.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung congratulated Ambassador Jehanne Roccas on accomplishing her tenure in Vietnam. At the same time, he highly appreciated her positive contributions to the implementation of Vietnam - Belgium development cooperation programs and projects in particular and the cooperation relationship between the two countries in general.

At the meeting. Photo: Minh Hau (MPI)

The Kingdom of Belgium ranked 24th in Vietnam’s export market and 29th in the import market. In 2017, the total two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and the Kingdom of Belgium reached 2.69 billion USD, accounting for 0.6% of the total import-export turnover of Vietnam.

Up to the end of July 2018, the Kingdom of Belgium has had 68 investment projects in Vietnam (only count valid projects) with a total registered investment capital of 913 million USD, ranked at 24th out of 129 countries and territories having investments in Vietnam.

At the meeting, Ambassador Johannes Roccas thanked Minister Nguyen Chi Dung for taking time to welcome and thanked the Ministry of Planning and Investment for the warm affection and supports during her tenure in Vietnam.

Belgium's projects in Vietnam have been implemented effectively, bringing practical results of improving people's lives, supporting to enhance beneficiaries’ capacity and improving the quality of public services.

In order to boost the investment between Vietnam and the Kingdom of Belgium in the coming time, the two sides need to continue to facilitate more conditions for the business communities of the two countries to have opportunities to exchange and contact, in order to boost trade and investment, at the same time, strengthen investment promotion activities, encourage Belgian enterprises to invest in sectors where the Kingdom of Belgium has strengths and Vietnam has potential in.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung awarding the Medal to Ambassador Jehanne Roccas. Photo: Minh Hau (MPI)

To acknowledge and honor her contribution, on this occasion, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung awarded the Medal "For the cause of Vietnamese Planning and Investment sector" to Ambassador Jehanne Roccas. Minister Nguyen Chi Dung also hopes in her new position she will continue to make contributions to the cooperation relationship between the two countries Vietnam and Belgium and achieve more successes./.

Hien Nguyen
Ministry of Planning and Investment

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