Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel hosted an official welcome ceremony for his visiting Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh on December 9 morning (local time) in the capital city of Luxembourg.
After the ceremony, the two leaders held talks.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R)and his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel review the honor guard__Photo: VNA
This is the first official visit to Luxembourg by Chinh at a time when the bilateral relations are flourishing after nearly five decades of diplomatic ties, especially in investment and development.
Having invested USD 2.6 billion in Vietnam, Luxembourg is the third largest EU investor in the Southeast Asian nation and also one of the EU countries that have ratified the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) early. It views Vietnam as one of the priority partners in development assistance, with total aid reaching EUR 129 million (USD 136.4 million).
PM Chinh's trip is expected to increase political trust, strongly promote the investment pillar, and expand cooperation in potential fields to further consolidate and develop the collaboration between the two countries in time to come, effectively contributing to the sustainable development and response to global challenges for the practical benefit of the two countries' people as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the two continents and in the world.- (VNA/VLLF)