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​Vietnam’s deputy premier seeks investment from Belgian businesses during visit

Monday, September 18, 2017, 18:01 GMT+7

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue is on a visit to Belgium to tighten the two counties’ relationship and seek further investment from Belgian businesses.

At the invitation of the Belgian government and leaders of the European Union, the Vietnamese deputy premier has led a delegation of high-ranking officials on a business trip to the European nation scheduled for September 15 to 19, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Within the framework of his trip, Hue visited several economic units in the northern cities of Antwerp and Ostend on Sunday.

Speaking during a meeting at the headquarters of Rent-A-Port, an engineering and investment company in Antwerp, the leader stressed that Vietnam always creates favorable conditions for Rent-A-Port, and foreign businesses in general, to operate in the country.

The Belgian firm has been cooperating with the administration in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong in developing the Dinh Vu Industrial Park, which has been considered one of the most successful projects in the northern region.

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (L) gifts Mayor Johan Vande Lanotte during their meeting in Ostend, Belgium. Photo: Vietnam News Agency
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (L) gifts Mayor Johan Vande Lanotte during their meeting in Ostend, Belgium. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Hue encouraged the company to further invest in his home country in wind and solar energy projects.Rent-A-Port is expected to focus on establishing several industrial zones in Hai Phong and northern Quang Ninh Province, which will specialize in high-tech and renewable energy.

In Ostend, the deputy premier attended a party hosted by Mayor Johan Vande Lanotte, during which the two officials discussed the Vietnam-Belgium relationship.

Deputy PM Hue called on Mayor Lanotte to support the ratification of the EU- Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

On the evening of the same day, Hue and his delegation visited the Embassy of Vietnam in Belgium and the Vietnamese community in the European country.

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