Danish Crown Prince Frederik is on a visit to Vietnam from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 at the invitation of Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan.
After an official welcome ceremony on Nov. 28, the Danish Crown Prince was received by State and Government leaders.
During his meeting with Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan in Hanoi the same day, the two leaders expressed their pleasure at the development of the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, especially in economics, trade and investment, development cooperation education and scientific research.
They stressed the need to maintain regular high-ranking visits between the two countries, creating a momentum for fostering bilateral ties in the future.
The two leaders spoke highly of the establishment of a Vietnam-Denmark strategic partnership in climate change, environment, energy and green growth, during the Prince’s visit.
Vice President Doan thanked Denmark for its ODA provision for Vietnam , which she said has helped the country reduce poverty and successfully implement many Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set by the United Nations.
She also expressed thanks for Denmark ’s commitment to providing more ODA for Vietnam , focusing on climate change, scientific research and development of environmentally friendly technologies.
Prince Frederik said that his delegation, including representatives of nearly 80 businesses and more than 30 educational organisations, reflects Denmark ’s determination to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in economics, trade investment, education and training.
After the meeting, Vice President Doan and Danish Crown Prince Frederik witnessed the signing of four cooperative documents on water supply and rural environmental sanitation, maritime preservation, building a quality management system and intellectual property services, and a public administration and administrative reform programme for the 2012-2015 period.
Later on the day, the Danish Crown Prince was received by President Truong Tan Sang, who said that Vietnam needs to benefit from the experience of developed economies, including Denmark , as the country is attempting to shift itself to a new stage of development with a focus on quality growth.
Prince Frederik also expressed a wish to share experience with Vietnam in developing high-quality human resources.
On the occasion, the Prince invited President Sang to visit Denmark at an appropriate time.