The Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi has announced a series of cultural activities to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in connection to the 45th Anniversary of the bilateral relations between Vietnam and Denmark.
“Our bilateral partnership has developed into a broader based relationship building on trust and mutual respect under the framework of our Comprehensive Partnership Agreement”, said Ambassador Charlotte Laursen, “The presence of Danish businesses, and Danish as well as Vietnamese artists at this press conference exemplifies our commitment to enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries’ governments, businesses, and people.”
On 21 October, Danish band Saveus performs at the Monsoon Music Festival by Tuborg in Thang Long Citadel, Hanoi. The Embassy has supported this festival since its debut in 2014. In addition to bringing Saveus to Vietnam this time, the Festival also includes a performance slot for young uprising Vietnamese artists called Lucky Duck, inspired by Danish fairy tales.
On 25 October, the Danish Embassy hosts a Gala Performance at Hanoi Opera House directed by artist Quoc Trung, for the embassy’s counterparts and the Danish Community in Vietnam. Performances will be by renowned Vietnamese and Danish artists, e.g. Thanh Lam, Tung Duong, Le Cat Trong Ly, S.I.N.E., Saveus, UpperCut, etc.
From 19 to 25 November, Danish Film Weeks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city introduces the Danish contemporary film industry to the Vietnamese public. Denmark has created a vast amount of talented actors and film makers with worldwide reputation. A competition will be launched on the Embassy’s Facebook in November for audience to win tickets.
On 26 November, Danish Footprints, a community event for Danish companies, their counterparts, employees and families follows in Ho Chi Minh City. At this event, Danish companies will showcase their CSR initiatives and engage in a series of activities, including jogging/running and a street art workshop.
Danish companies sponsoring these activities:
Copenhagen Delights ( quality fashion garments and interior designs for children up to 12 years.)
Danmon (specialises in audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions)
DHI (water experts)
Grundfos (advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology)
Julie Sandlau (Jewelry manufacturing Company in Hanoi)
Jysk (decoration and furnishing)
Mascot (manufacturer of high quality work wear and safety gear)
Novo Nordisk (healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care)
Denmark is one of the first European countries to recognize Vietnam, in 1971, and is one of the biggest contributors of official development assistance (ODA) since 1993. Danish ODA in Vietnam focused on water, sanitation, agriculture, environment, and good governance projects and is considered among the most successful of Danish ODA worldwide.
Within the framework of the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement, the Vietnamese-Danish relationship today is a partnership build in trust focusing on political dialogue, economic and commercial activities and targeted ODA-projects matching Denmark’s strengths within green growth, food and agriculture, health services, and education to Vietnam’s agenda to develop a modernized and higher middle income country by 2035.
Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Denmark has increased significantly since 2011 and interest from Danish companies in cooperation with Vietnam within trade and investment continues to increase. Currently more than 130 Danish companies are represented in Vietnam and many more are interested in doing business in Vietnam.