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Minister Schleinemach Visits Vietnam: Strengthening Trade Ties for Green Transformation | News Article

News | Nov 25, 2022 | 12:13

Hanoi, 28 November 2022 – The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade, Development and Cooperation Riesche Schleinemacher will visit Vietnam from 28 to 30 November 2022.

The trip to the three cities aims to further deepen economic cooperation for green transformation between Vietnam and the Netherlands, especially in the areas of water, logistics, energy and circular economy.This visit is to celebrate his 50th anniversary.th Diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands.

with the EU Commissioner Virginius Synkevicius Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam Nguyen Hong Dien, Minister Schleinemacher opens the plenary session of the Green Economy Forum and Exhibition (GEFE) 2022, which will be held by EuroCham Vietnam from 28 to 30 November 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City. GEFE 2022 promotes a platform for stakeholders to meet, exchange experiences, knowledge and innovative solutions, and explore green business opportunities. The Netherlands is proud to host the largest national pavilion at his GEFE, hosting nearly 50 Dutch companies showcasing innovations in water, energy, logistics, waste treatment, waste management, circular economy and more I’m here.

In the context of GEFE, Minister Schleinemach and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Vietnam Chang Hong Ha will co-launch a conference on “Merging Forces in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Mobilizing the Transformative Forces of Business”. The conference brings together companies and stakeholders from the climate, energy and circular economy sectors to exchange experiences and solutions to address climate challenges in Vietnam. At the same time, a parallel conference on “Accelerating Trade through Green and Efficient Logistics” will be held.

During GEFE 2022, Minister Shleinemacher will meet with Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam. Nguyen Hong Dien Discuss bilateral trade and investment agendas. The two ministers will discuss a number of topics including supporting the business environment, green business opportunities, EVFTA implementation and visa waiver programs.

During his visit to Vietnam, Minister Schleinemach will engage with the business community at the “Roundtable on Nature-Based Solutions for the Mekong Delta” in Ho Chi Minh City and at earlier business roundtables.

The Dutch minister explores the beauty of Ho Chi Minh City by waterbus and goes on a bike tour on Nguyen Hue Boulevard with the Ho Chi Minh City Transport Director. She also enjoys guided tours around the historic Reunification Palace. She gets the chance to engage with her LGBTI community in Vietnam at her 9th side event.th ILGA Asia Conference 2022 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City at the same time as her visit.

Minister Schleinemacher: “Vietnam is a dynamic and vibrant country with many opportunities for Dutch companies in the fields of agriculture, water and sustainable infrastructure. It is good to see a strong presence of Dutch companies here. Our bilateral relationship is built on strong foundations that go back nearly half a century. We will further promote sustainable trade relations to accelerate the critical transformation to a green economy.

Within the framework of the visit, Minister Schleinemach will hold a courtesy meeting with the People’s Committee of Hai Phong. Nguyen Van TungThe ministers and chairman will later launch a roundtable meeting in Haiphong, the Dutch business gateway. Building a smart and sustainable logistics sector and trade connectivity. ”She will also visit her VinFast factory in Hai Phong city. Later in Hanoi, Minister Shleinemacher will participate in open discussions with businesses on Vietnam’s green growth strategy.


The Netherlands and Vietnam have built a long-term relationship of trust. The two countries have established strategic partnerships in “water and climate change adaptation” and “agriculture and food security.” The Netherlands is her second largest trading partner in the EU and the EU’s largest direct investor in Vietnam (and she has five)th foreign investors in Vietnam on a global scale). It is in both countries’ interests to fully exploit the potential of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement for sustainable and inclusive trade.Both countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of their foundingth 2023 is the Year of Diplomatic Relations.


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hanoi: HAN-EA@minbuza.nl

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City: HCM-EA@minbuza.nl.

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