Denmark and Vietnam plan 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations

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Denmark and Vietnam plan 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Danish Ambassador John Nielsen at the press conference

The Danish Crown Prince will be accompanied by Minister of Trade and Investment, Pia Olsen Dyhr, along with delegates from 31 Danish companies and nine educational institutions.

A number of events will be held to celebrate the occasion including the official signing of co-operation agreements between the two countries on November 28; and business seminars in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City focusing on fields of interest to Denmark such as green growth, education, food safety, the oil and gas industry, water solutions, wind power, renewable energy and clean technologies.

Speaking at the press conference, Danish Ambassador John Nielsen said the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and Denmark in the past two decades has focused primarily on development co-operation, but commercial relations are also progressing well, adding that Prince Frederik's visit to Vietnam is expected to strengthen the new commercial, cultural and educational partnership between Denmark and Vietnam and promote sustainable green businesses, cultural diversity and collaboration among artists from the two countries as well as climate change awareness and solutions and the transfer of knowledge through joint research and educational exchanges.

A series of cultural and sporting events is also planned in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic relations including a week of Danish films, a performance of the ballet ‘La Ventana’ at the Hanoi Opera House, photography, painting and installation art exhibitions, and a special badminton match between Vietnam's top player, world No.7 Nguyen Tien Minh and world No.4 Peter Gade from Denmark.

One of the highlights of the celebration will be a Climate Change Week featuring seminars and exhibitions related to climate change; a bicycling tour around Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi with the participation of the Crown Prince Frederik, and a solar car race in Ho Chi Minh City.

KHANH BINH

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