Vietnamese Prime Minister visits Denmark, Royal Banquet

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Spouse has been to Denmark on an official visit during 19 – 20 October.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Spouse upon their arrival to Denmark. Photo: VGP News

The Vietnamese Government chief was accompanied by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, and Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam.

This was the PM’s first official visit to Denmark, also taking place on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of establishment of Vietnam-Denmark comprehensive partnership. The PM attended the Vietnam-Denmark Business Conference among other activities.

H.M. Queen Margrethe II hosted a Royal Banquet which was also attended by H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary. Aside PM Phuc Korea’s President Moon, other Heads of State and Government and a number of top business leaders were among the guests.

The Royal family has bonds to Vietnam, as H.M. Queen Margrethe II’s late husband, H.M. Prince Henrik of Denmark, spent several years of his childhood in Hanoi.

On the second day of his visit PM Phuc also participated in the first global Summit of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), where he delivered his remarks. The first-ever global P4G Summit wrapped up on Saturday in Copenhagen, marking an important step when it comes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and delivering on the Paris Climate Agreement through P4G partnerships and networks.

Through P4G, Heads of State and Government, leaders of international organizations, top business leaders, academia and civil society representatives from 47 countries got together to develop, accelerate and scale up concrete market-driven solutions within the five P4G SDG sectors: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities and circular economy. The Summit participants will work together to share knowledge and best practices on public-private partnerships in order to inspire actionable solutions and replication to ensure a truly global impact. In addition, new actors will be brought into the partnership to transform the challenges into market opportunities for a sustainable economy.

The P4G will be a partner to the UN Climate Summit in 2019. The next P4G Summit will take place in 2020.

Sources: VGP News, Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam

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