Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visited North Brabant province of the Netherlands on December 11, as part of his official visit to the European country.
|PM Pham Minh Chinh (R) meets Vice Governor of North Brabant province Martijn van Gruijthuisen on December 11.__Photo: VNA
In North Brabant, he visited Eindhoven city and the innovative technology region of Brainport Eindhoven, met Vice Governor of the province Martijn van Gruijthuisen, and had a working session with some hi-tech enterprises of the Netherlands.
He said he is impressed with socio-economic development achievements of North Brabant - one of the most industrially developed provinces in the Netherlands, and Eindhoven city - the biggest technology, innovation, research, and higher education centre of the country.
PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to the comprehensive partnership with the Netherlands and supports stronger connections in trade and investment between the two countries’ localities.
He highly valued the close cooperation between Eindhoven and Vietnam's Binh Duong province, an industrial hub in the south of the country, particularly in science - technology, infrastructure development, and education - training, helping the Vietnamese locality obtain important results in smart city building.
The government leader asked North Brabant to expand cooperation with Vietnamese localities in terms of developing hi-tech parks, the Triple Helix model (cooperation among administration, enterprises, and universities/research institutes), smart cities, science - technology, and microchip manufacturing.
Vice Governor Gruijthuisen said North Brabant is ready to share development experience and strengthen ties with Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam - a partner of leading importance of the Netherlands.
Speaking highly of the close links between Eindhoven and Binh Duong, he agreed with his guest’s opinions and affirmed the willingness to continue working closely with Binh Duong and expand relations with other localities of Vietnam.
He also pledged to encourage enterprises of North Brabant to boost investment in Vietnam in the fields they are strong in such as digital transformation, green transition, innovation, and smart city building.-(VNA/VLLF)