Last update 11/30/2011 2:57:16 PM (GMT+7)

Vietnam, Denmark set up strategic partnership on climate change
Vietnam and Denmark on Monday established a strategic partnership on climate change, environment, energy and green growth as the Crown Prince of Denmark began his four-day official visit to the country at the invitation of Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets Danish Crown Prince Frederik at
 the Government Office in Hanoi.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Crown Prince Frederik witnessed the signing of a joint statement on the establishment of a strategic partnership in climate change, environment, energy and green growth between the two countries, Vietnam news agency reports.

At their meeting earlier, PM Dung expressed his appreciation of the Crown Prince’s Vietnam visit on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The visit will help deepen bilateral cooperative relations in all aspects, he said, adding Vietnam highly values Denmark’s development assistance, especially over US$1 billion in ODA for Vietnam.

The Crown Prince said Vietnam had become a more attractive destination for Danish tourists and investors and that last year saw more than 20,000 Danes visiting Vietnam.

The two nations also signed 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 program for 2012-2015.

The signing of these pacts took place after the Crown Prince met with Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan.

At the meeting both sides expressed pleasure at the development of the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, especially in economics, trade and investment, development cooperation, education and research.

Vice President Doan thanked Denmark for its ODA for Vietnam, which she said has helped the country reduce poverty and successfully implement many Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set by the United Nations.

Later on the day, the 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 the quality of growth.

The Crown Prince said Denmark was willing to share experience with Vietnam in developing high-quality human resources.