Dear BeluxCham members & Friends,
We would like to give a quick update on a few highlights of last week.
On Thursday 9 September, the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) attended a high-level meeting with the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Government Ministers, and the European diplomatic corps to discuss the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. The four-hour dialogue – held in Hanoi and online – was also attended by Mr. Paul Jansen, the Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam and Mr. Erwin Debaere, BeluxCham’s delegate to the EuroCham Board. Among European business leaders, Mr Erwin Debaere emphasized the impact on companies of the Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations for economic recovery.
The proposals and recommendations were responded supportively to by members of the Government and the Prime Minister at the meeting. Read more here: https://www.eurochamvn.org/node/18865.
Furthermore, at the same date, our sister organization Belgian Vietnamese Alliance welcomed the National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ’s visit to Belgium. On this occasion, The Federal Government of Belgium donated 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines and pledged to extend its support to help Vietnam get more doses from the COVAX Facility.
Meanwhile, in Vietnam, BeluxCham also donated last week to the EuroCham Breathe Again`s campaign. This campaign initiated by our Honorary Consul, Mr Gricha Safarian, has so far collected over 1 million euros to buy medical equipment for hospitals in need. Read more on: https://breatheagain.fund/.
Proud to be part of Team Europe!