Luxembourg–Vietnam relations

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Luxembourgish-Vietnamese relations

Luxembourg

Vietnam

Luxembourg–Vietnam relations are the bilateral relations between Luxembourg and Vietnam. Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1973.[1] Luxembourg's representation in Vietnam is through its embassy in Beijing, China.[2] Vietnam is represented through its embassy in Brussels, Belgium.[3]

Mutual international support[edit]

In December 2008, Vietnam called on Luxembourg to support its ties with European Union. For its part, Vietnam is backing Luxembourg’s candidacy for the post of non-permanent member at the UN Security Council.[4]

Trade links[edit]

Vietnam is one of the ten key countries in Luxembourg’s development cooperation program.[5] The countries have agreed to build a legal framework to facilitate business ties.[6] At a meeting between Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng and his Luxembourg counterpart, Jean-Claude Juncker, in September 2006, the two Prime Ministers agreed the need to boost bilateral trade ties based on the combination of Luxembourg's advanced technology and Vietnam's intensive labour force.[7] Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, in October 2007, praised the cooperation by Luxembourg companies in finance and education and expressed the wish to boost bilateral ties with Luxembourg in these areas.[8] In December 2008, according to Vietnam National Assembly Chairman Nguyễn Phú Trọng, there was still much potential for further economic and commercial co-operation.[9]

Aid[edit]

Vietnam has become Luxembourg’s largest aid recipient.[10] Luxembourg pledged EUR35 million in aid for the 2002-05 period.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Luxembourg and Vietnam strengthen ties with US$34.7 mln grant", Asia Pulse News, 26 September 2002.
  2. ^ "Embassy Information", EmabssyInformation.com, retrieved 28 April 2009.
  3. ^ "List of Vietnamese Embassies and Consulates abroad", 48th International Mathematical Olympiad, retrieved 28 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Vietnam calls Luxembourg to support its ties with EU", VOV News, 23 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Grand Duke of Luxembourg to visit Vietnam", VietNamNet Bridge, 10 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Viet Nam, Luxembourg facilitate investment ties", Vietnam News Agency, 2 July 2007.
  7. ^ "Vietnamese Days open in Luxembourg with business seminar", VietNamNet Bridge, 17 September 2006.
  8. ^ "Vietnam wants to boost economic and education ties", New Europe, 20 October 2007.
  9. ^ "Nation bolsters ties with Luxembourg", Vietnam News Agency, 23 December 2008.
  10. ^ "Luxembourg pledges additional aid for Vietnam", Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense, 13 October 2007.

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