Attached a picture of Ousmane Dione and Nathan together with the Prime Ministers Phuc of Vietnam and Rutte of the Netherlands this Monday at the Catshuis (local equivalent of the White House) in The Hague, signing a trilateral MoU regarding collaboration on food safety. A spin-off under the WBG-NL Food for All Partnership. Great work by the Country Office and the Dutch Embassy Hanoi.
The Hague, Monday July 10. At the occasion of the visit by prime-ministers Phuc of Vietnam to the Netherlands a Memorandum was signed with prime-minister Rutte and the World bank group’s Country Director for Vietnam, Ousmane Dione, on collaboration in the domain of food safety. The ceremony took place at the Catshuis in The Hague [photo]. The World Bank and the Government of Vietnam are engaged in ongoing discussions on improving the food safety system and infrastructure. Recently the World Bank published a technical working paper analyzing the institutional, legal and regulatory framework as well as constraints and opportunities for various value chains for urban areas like Hanoi and Ho-Chi-Minh city (Report). There is an agreed understanding that priority investments in improvements must be risk-based. Vietnam and the World Bank acknowledge that the Netherlands has outstanding expertise in food safety and related agro-logistics, both in the public sector and in the private sector, which the Netherlands would be happy to share with Vietnam. The collaboration is inspired by the Food for All Partnership between the Netherlands and the World Bank.