Vietnam and Sweden marked 50 years of diplomatic relationship

Chairman of Vietnam – Sweden Friendship Association Nguyen Khanh Ngoc (left) and Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Ambassador Ann Måwe. (Photo: VNA)

Ambassador Ann Måwe participated on 23rd November 2019 in the conference in Hanoi: “The role of Vietnam-Sweden public diplomacy over the past 50 years”.

Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association, Mr. Nguyen Khanh Ngoc said:

“Sweden was one of the first countries to establish bilateral ties with Vietnam on 11th January 1969.”

“The relationship has been constantly strengthened between people of both countries over the years.”

“The Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Associations organized many public diplomacy activities to enhance mutual understanding, traditions and friendship between Vietnamese and Swedish people,” Mr. Nguyen added.

Ambassador Måwe said in her speech, that Sweden supported Vietnam in building important projects after the wars and established many other aid projects.

“Sweden was also the first sponsor for Vietnam in the field of judicial reform, anti-corruption, transparency and gender equality,” Ambassador Måwe pointed out.

“Although Sweden withdrew has phased out most of its aid projects in Vietnam, the Swedish government still continues to support Vietnam through The European Union and The United Nations,” she added.

The event was an opportunity for people from both countries to recall the good memories in the development of the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Sweden, especially meaningful activities and sentiments over the past 5 decades.

 

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