Denmark is willing to continue cooperating with Vietnam in
green growth by sharing experience in dealing with climate change,
environmental protection and green energy, said Danish Minister of
Foreign Affairs Villy Sovndal.
Sovndal made the
statement at separate talks with Vietnamese Government leaders and other
high-ranking officials during his visit to Vietnam from February 26
to March 1. The visit comes at a time when Vietnam and Denmark
are enjoying vigorous development in bilateral cooperation.
During a March 1 meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the
guest affirmed that his country will make every effort to together with
Vietnam implement the signed agreements and facilitate bilateral
cooperation in new areas.
PM Dung said Vietnam
wishes to further intensify cooperation with Denmark in all fields,
especially in economics, trade, investment, Official Development
Assistance (ODA), education-training and green growth.
Dung expressed his hope that Denmark will continue creating
favourable conditions for the Vietnamese expatriate community in the
In bilateral talks with Vietnamese Foreign
Minister Pham Binh Minh the same day, the Danish minister spoke highly
of Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements, as well as its
increasingly prestigious role in the regional and international arena,
adding that Denmark always attaches importance to fostering
friendship and ties with Vietnam .
is actively helping Vietnam carry out its 2012-2020 Green Growth
Strategy, which in turn will pave the way for Danish firms to invest in
sea port construction, ship building and food processing, he added.
The Danish FM affirmed that his side will support Vietnam in
strengthening comprehensive cooperation with the EU, accelerating the
approval of the Vietnam-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA),
and negotiations for the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement.
On the East Sea issue, Sovndal said that his country supports
Vietnam’s stance in settling disputes by peaceful means on the basis
of international law.
FM Minh expressed his
gratitude to the Danish Government and people for their ODA in the past
years, adding that the assistance has been effectively used, making
significant contributions to the socio-economic development of Vietnam
and its international integration.
The two FMs
agreed on a number of issues including further delegation exchanges,
boosting economic cooperation and close cooperation at multilateral and
They also exchanged views on
regional and international matters of mutual interest such as ASEAN
cooperation and the debt crisis in Europe.-VNA