Trade Mission in Houston
Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters and his Dutch partner Mark Rutte have initiated a trade mission in Houston.
Peeters and Rutte said the Flanders and the Netherlands are working to uphold the two regions as a single economic group and to surpass the financial rivalry, such as the competition between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.
Peeters considered the cooperative trip as a “historic" moment. It is the first time that both regions have mutually arranged a trade operation, with over 90 companies participating.
"It's nice to see so many people who are going to make a lot of money the coming days,” Rutte said.
Kris Peeters said it is an expected coalition. "Flanders and the Netherlands have a lot to offer. We have open economies which are being fuelled by our ports, we share the same language, culture and history. This natural alliance had to be continued in a joint mission."
Rutte said Flanders and the Netherlands are small but with cooperation, they are influential.
Source: Flandersnews.be / Expatica