China and NL strengthen economic ties

11th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

11 September 2007, THE HAGUE (AFP) - China and the Netherlands said Monday that they want to strengthen their economic ties and work together more closely on sustainability of businesses.

11 September 2007

THE HAGUE (AFP) - China and the Netherlands said Monday that they want to strengthen their economic ties and work together more closely on sustainability of businesses.

Dutch Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Frank Heemskerk met with his Chinese Deputy Minister of Commerce Yu Guangzhou in The Hague to discuss the economic relationship between the countries. The Netherlands is the second biggest EU investor in China after Germany.

According to the Dutch government the Netherlands' expertise in the area of environmental safety and working conditions can help China, which is increasingly conscious of the need for sustainable businesses.

The Dutch news agency ANP reported that Heemskerk also said The Hague was willing to help China in the area of product safety after the recent recalls of toys made in China amid fears they could be tarnished with lead-tainted paint.

On Tuesday Yu will visit the port of Rotterdam one of the major European ports for Chinese products.

[Copyright AFP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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