Belgium, Vietnam Ink New Partnership Program

    Belgium has committed to provide up to €60 million ($85.73 million) to Vietnam for the period 2011-2015 as part of a new cooperation program signed by the two countries.

    Under the program, Belgium will focus its assistance on governance-related reforms and on efforts to improve the country’s water and sanitary facilities, according to a June 22 news release from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

    Belgium said it will also contribute to a U.N. program that supports Vietnam’s anti-corruption campaign.

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