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Ambassador Zhang Jun Meets with Chairman of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers

(From Chinese Embassy in Netherlands)

2011/05/21

On May 19, Ambassador Zhang Jun met with Mr. Bernard Wientjes, Chairman of the Confederation of the Netherlands Industry and Employers (known as VNO-NCW) and exchanged views on further enhancing Sino-Dutch economic and trade cooperation. Zhang said that in recent years, the friendly relationship between China and the Netherlands has been strengthening with fruitful achievements in the field of economic and trade cooperation. The Netherlands has been China's 2nd largest trade partner among EU for 8 consecutive years. Zhang appreciated efforts made by VNO-NCW in promoting bilateral economic and trade cooperation and hoped that the pragmatic cooperation in the fields of economy and trade between the two countries will be further expanded so as to bring Sino-Dutch relation to a new high. Zhang also hoped that the Netherlands could play a positive role within EU in promoting free-trade and fighting against protectionism. Mr. Wientjes expressed his willingness to continue to contribute to the economic and trade cooperation between the Netherlands and China.