DELEGATION OF THE BELGIAN EMBASSY OF THE ROYAL OF BELGIIUM VISITED AND WORKED ATIN HAI PHONG CITY

On the morning of March 14th 2023, the Secretary of Hai Phong City Party Committee chaired a meeting with the delegation of the Belgian Embassy led by H.E. Karl Van den Bossche, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, visited and worked in Hai Phong City. Attending the meeting were leadership representatives from Departments of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, Natural Resources and Environment, the City Economic Zone Authority, Office of the City Party Committee, and CEO of DEEP C Industrial Zone.

Overview of the meeting with the delegation of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium. Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs

Hosting the meeting with the delegation, Secretary of the City Party Committee, Mr. Le Tien Chau expressed his impression of more than one billion USD investment capital from the Kingdom of Belgium into Vietnam, of which more than 50% of this capital invested in Hai Phong City. One of the investment highlights of Belgian investors in Hai Phong is DEEP C Industrial Zone. To continue the Secretary’s remarks, H.E. Karl Van den Bossche mentioned that the DEEP C Industrial Zone not only participates in the economic field but also demonstrates the DEEP C Industrial Zone’s commitment to Hai Phong City’s development in the fields of economic, society and culture, making a significant contribution to bilateral relations between Vietnam and the Kingdom of Belgium. Besides synchronous investment to high-quality industrial park infrastructure, DEEP C Industrial Zone is considered as a model towards green economy, sustainable economy, intellectual economy, circular economy. Exploration and enhancement of renewable energy, green energy, such as rooftop solar energy in DEEP C, proposal to supplement electricity generated from renewable energies to factories in DEEP C, calling for investment to industrial parks and economic zones in Hai Phong City, etc. The Ambassador wished the cooperation between Vietnam and the Kingdom of Belgium in general, between Hai Phong and Belgian partners, including DEEP C particularly, to constantly develop sustainably and effectively.

Secretary of the City Party Committee believes that H.E Karl Van den Bossche, with his prestige and experience, will make more contributions to development of bilateral relations between Viet Nam and the Kingdom of Belgium in general and between Hai Phong City and Belgian partners in particular. Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs.

In 2023, celebrate 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relation between Viet Nam and the Kingdom of Belgium, the Secretary of the City Party Committee wished and suggested that in addition to implementation activities at the national level, Hai Phong City and DEEP C will collaborate in implementation of many practical activities in 2023 with presence of H.E. Karl Van den Bossche. The Ambassador was pleased to express the commitment of the Embassy in communicating and working with Department of Foreign Affairs and other relevant departments and units of Hai Phong City to prepare activities to celebrate the event. The Ambassador was very glad with the attention and commitment of Hai Phong City’s leaders to strengthening the relationships between two sides.

Presenting a souvenir of Hai Phong City to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium.

Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs

The delegation took a photo with the Secretary of the City Party Committee and representatives of relevant Departments and agencies of Hai Phong City. Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs

With the role and prestige of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Viet Nam, the Secretary of the City Party Committee hopes that during his term of office, the Ambassador will strongly contribute to promoting cooperation relationship between Hai Phong and Belgian and European investors in the fields are of Hai Phong interested and are strengths of Belgium and European countries such as renewable energy, wastewater treatment, innovation, R&D centers, education and training, vocational training./.
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