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Dutch premier thrilled to meet Vietnamese students

Dutch premier thrilled to meet Vietnamese students

Friday, November 03, 2023, 13:57 GMT+7
Dutch premier thrilled to meet Vietnamese students
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte takes a wefie with students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School in Hanoi, November 2, 2023. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was exhilarated and happy while talking with students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School in Hanoi on Thursday afternoon, as part of his visit to Vietnam.

Rutte and his entourage, including Dutch diplomatic officials and representatives of 23 hi-tech enterprises, arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday evening for a two-day visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

He left Hanoi to end his successful Vietnam visit on Thursday night.

Before he arrived at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School, which is one of the symbols of the Netherlands - Vietnam friendship, students lined up outside the school and held tulips, a symbol of the European country, to welcome the Dutch prime minister.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (C) visits Hanoi - Amsterdam High School on November 2, 2023. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (C) visits Hanoi - Amsterdam High School, November 2, 2023. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

When he approached the hall, hundreds of students were present and gave him a big round of applause as greetings to the top Dutch official, making him overjoyed.

He was so surprised and excited by a one-of-a-kind video depicting Rutte’s daily moments.

After answering questions from the students, the Dutch prime minister and these students drew a picture of lotus and tulip on a school wall to celebrate 50 years of the Netherlands - Vietnam diplomatic ties, and then took photos and exchanged their best wishes.

PM Rutte traveled to the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam after leaving Hanoi - Amsterdam High School.

He delivered his speech at a seminar titled ‘International Law and Order in Sea’ co-held by the academy and the Netherlands’ Clingendael Academy.

The top Dutch official also awarded certificates to students participating in a course on maritime law that was co-organized by the two academies.

Many scholars and experts in Vietnamese and international maritime law sat in on the seminar, which featured the participation of hundreds of guests and students.

Speaking at the event, PM Rutte emphasized the importance of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

He affirmed that the Netherlands always abides by international laws.

The Dutch prime minister highly valued the potential for deeper multifaceted cooperation between the two nations.

Hundreds of students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School give Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte a big round of applause to welcome him to the school on November 2, 2023. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Hundreds of students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School give Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte a big round of applause to welcome him to the school on November 2, 2023. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (C) feels cheerful while watching a video depicting his daily moments shown during his talks to students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School. The video was made by the school’s students. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (C) feels cheerful while watching a video depicting his daily moments shown during his talk with students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School. The video was made by the school’s students. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

The talk between the Dutch prime minister and students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School lasts for one hour. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

The talk between the Dutch prime minister and students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School lasted for one hour. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School draw a picture of lotus and tulip on a school wall. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and students at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School draw a picture of lotus and tulip on a school wall. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte happily waves to students and teachers at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School before leaving the education facility. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte happily waves to students and teachers at Hanoi - Amsterdam High School before leaving it. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (C) awards certificates to students attending a course on maritime law co-organized by the Vietnamese and Dutch academies. Photo: Supplied

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (C) awards certificates to students attending a course on maritime law co-organized by Vietnamese and Dutch academies. Photo: Supplied

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