Denmark’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Pia Olsen Dyhr, continue her Asian tour, leaving Indonesia this Tuesday as she travels to Vietnam. Since March 3 she has been in Indonesia strengthening commercial opportunities for Denmark and she will be doing the same in her stay in Vietnam. The visit by Pia Olsen Dyhr comes in continuation of the visit by the Danish Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Today more than 130 Danish companies are doing business in Vietnam. The Danish government recently launched a new Danish Growth Strategy for Vietnam targeting to double Danish export to Vietnam within a period of five years.
The Minister for Trade begins her visit in Ho Chi Minh City where she is scheduled to deliver a speech at the Foreign Trade University followed by a Q&A session with the students. While in the city, the Minister will also attend the opening ceremony of a new diabetes center facilitated by Danish medical giant Novo Nordisk and visit a successful Vietnamese-Danish joint-venture.
The Minister’s visit continues in Hanoi where she will have meetings with the relevant political leaders of Vietnam and deliver the opening speech at a Tech Change Seminar on Waste Management, a key area for Danish investment in Vietnam.
‘’The visit by the Minister for Trade and Investment reflects the strengthened relations between Vietnam and Denmark. Vietnam is an important commercial partner for Denmark and Danish companies have unique products and know-how in a wide range of areas of great importance to Vietnam, particularly within Green Growth, health-care and food products” says Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Mr. John Nielsen.
The visit by Ms. Pia Olsen Dyhr marks an important step towards the finalization of the strategic partnership between Denmark and Vietnam, which is expected to be signed during the Vietnamese President’s visit to Denmark later this year.