‘Denmark meets Vietnam’ 15-19 September

A Danish business delegation, with the participation of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort, will 15-19 September 2003 visit Hanoi as well as Ho Chi Minh City under the heading Denmark meets Vietnam. For the Danish business community Vietnam has become a very interesting partner with regard to import, export, joint ventures, out-sourcing of production as well as other forms of commercial cooperation.
     The delegation consists of 23 major Danish companies and 6 important Danish Business Associations within key areas of considerable interest to Vietnam. The Danish companies represent world known expertise within Food Processing, Fisheries, Environment, Energy, Cement industry and Shipbuilding.
     In Hanoi, a major business conference and a great number of seminars will be held at the Sofitel Plaza 15-16 September. Similar events will take place 18-19 September at the New World Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Potential Vietnamese partners, business organisations and representatives of the Government in Vietnam have been invited to participate.
     “I see this visit as evidence of a great potential for expanding our economic cooperation in the coming years. Within the past decade, we have already seen very positive developments in the relations between Denmark and Vietnam in a broad range of areas within political fields, cultural and sports activities, development cooperation, trade and investment,” says the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Bjarne H. Sørensen.
     When the Danish ambassador first visited Vietnam more than 10 years ago, it was a very different country, not least with respect to trade and other important relations with the region and the rest of the world. Only a few Danish companies were active here, and the trade between Denmark and Vietnam countries was minimal.
     “Today, more than 50 Danish companies have representative offices in Vietnam, and the trade between our two countries is growing year by year. Our commercial cooperation may still seem modest compared to what we see elsewhere, where ties have had more years to develop and expand. However, it is beyond doubt that the potential is very encouraging,” says the Danish Ambassador.

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