On October 23, Under-Secretary of State from Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jonas Bering Liisberg, met with Vietnamese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son to review the bilateral relations and the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement between Denmark and Vietnam.
“The Danish Government is very pleased to see our bilateral relations with Vietnam growing continuously over the years. With the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement in place, I believe our cooperation is further deepening in important areas like politics, trade, green growth, education and culture to mutual benefit” Mr. Liisberg said.
Vietnam and Denmark signed the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement on the occasion of the visit of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang to Denmark in September 2013 and its action plan in May 2014. The establishment of a comprehensive partnership framework has set a solid platform for the shift from a partnership based almost exclusively on development cooperation, to one embracing all aspects of bilateral cooperation.
Denmark is still one of the major developing partners for Vietnam, and the Danish Government expects to disburse up to app. 35 million USD in ODA for Vietnam in 2014. During his 2-day visit in Vietnam, Under-Secretary of State Liisberg also met with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice, Vietnam Bar Federation, Ho Chi Minh City Law University, as well as Orana Vietnam – one of the successful businesses supported by the Danish Private Sector Development Programme and today one of the largest suppliers of industrial fruit based raw materials in Vietnam.
Source: Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam