Denmark’s new ambassador to Vietnam accredited

On 20 August, 2015 Denmark’s new Ambassador to Vietnam, Charlotte Laursen, met President of Vietnam Trương Tấn Sang who accredited her as Ambassador.

Charlotte Laursen thereby replaces John Nielsen as Danish Ambassador. She has a first-hand experience of the relationship between Vietnam and Denmark, as she was 10 years ago posted at the Embassy in Hanoi as Deputy Head of Mission.

Charlotte-Laursen-Ambassador-Vietnam-accreditedThe President and the Ambassador both emphasised the good relationship between their countries

“I will make my best endeavour to contribute to the strengthening of the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Denmark and Vietnam,” Denmark’s new ambassador stated in her speech.

Welcome to the official website of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam.

“My relationship with Vietnam started more than 10 years ago, when I was posted at the Embassy for the first time. I find it very fascinating to see the rapid and impressive socio-economic development Vietnam has been going through since then – a development that goes very well in hand with the dynamic of the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and Denmark,” writes Charlotte Laursen in her welcome address on the Danish Embassy’s website.

“Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1971, Vietnam and Denmark have enjoyed strong friendship and cooperation. In particular, we have had strong and successful development cooperation for over 20 years. Today, Vietnam remains a global priority country for the Danish government, and the main task for the Embassy in the years to come is to further strengthen our relations, not least our commercial ties.“

The Ambassador goes on to highlight the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement between Vietnam and Denmark, which sets the platform for the shift from a partnership based almost exclusively on development cooperation, to one embracing all aspects, including political dialogue, commerce, and culture.

“It is the Embassy’s finest task to work to utilise this potential to its full and to assist Danes and Vietnamese.”

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