Dutch prince and princess in Vietnam

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima started their official four-day visit to Vietnam on Monday. They will spend the first two days in the capital Hanoi and the last two days in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.

The purpose of the official visit is to strengthen trade relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam. The Southeast Asian county is an emerging market which presents ample opportunities to Dutch businesses. Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Henk Bleker and Deputy Infrastructure minister Joop Atsma are accompanying the princely couple. More than 80 Dutch businesses are taking part in an economic mission to Vietnam.

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima will meet Vietnamese ministers and dignitaries, take part in seminars and pay visits to local businesses. The first item on the agenda is a seminar called 'Doing Business in Vietnam', followed by a reception hosted by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem.



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