The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam H.E. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong is paying a working visit to the Netherlands from 9 to 11 December 2019. The visit of Minister Cuong, accompanied by the ministerial, provincial and business delegation, aims to further develop sustainable and inclusive agriculture and mutual business opportunities under the framework of the Vietnam – the Netherlands Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security.
On Tuesday December 11, the Minister and its delegation visited World Horti Center where they were received by Mr Bouke Arends, the Mayor of Municipality Westland and Mr. Joep Hendricks, Director World Horti Center. During this visit an explanation was given about the role of the World Horti Center and the unique position of the Westland Municipality in the global horticulture sector. In addition, Henk van Eijk (Chairman NVHBP) gave a presentation about the Netherlands Vietnam Horti Businsess Platform, in which Dutch and Vietnamese companies work together to contribute to the further development of the Vietnamese horticulture and floriculture sector. Next to that, two students of Lentiz | MBO Westland share their experiences about their horticulture related internship in Vietnam.
Minister Cuong and the delegation were very enthusiastic about the developments made by NVHBP after the signing of the MoU with the Crop Production Department of MARD during the trade mission to Vietnam led by Prime Minister Rutte in April.