NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the pledge at a reception for leaders of the Netherlands-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) in The Hague on March 26.
She hailed the NVCC’s role in helping Dutch enterprises explore and invest in Vietnam’s market, believing that with its experience and knowledge of Vietnam, as well as its close-knit ties with the Dutch Government, the EU, the Embassy and other organisations of Vietnam in the country, the NVCC will provide more support for local enterprises to do business in Vietnam.
She hoped that the NVCC would continue serving as a bridge connecting Dutch investors with Vietnam.
For his part, NVCC President Erik Mattyssen lauded Vietnam’s investment environment, expressing his belief in the country’s huge potential for economic development as well as investment opportunities for Dutch enterprises.
He extended thanks to the Vietnamese top legislator for her commitment to a favourable, transparent and equal legal environment to foreign investors, pledging that the NVCC will do its utmost to connect the two countries’ firms.
Currently, Vietnam and the Netherlands are important trade and investment partners, with the latter Vietnam’s biggest export market in the EU.
In 2017, two-way trade between Vietnam and the Netherlands exceeded US$7.77 billion.
The Netherlands ranked 11 out of 126 nations and territories investing in Vietnam, with 305 projects worth nearly US$8.2 billion.