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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Vietnam, Denmark issue joint statement

Updated: 09:34’ - 22/10/2018
On the occasion of the official visit to Denmark by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc from October 19-20 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the two sides issued a joint statement.

During the visit, PM Phuc held talks with his host and had a meeting with Queen Margrethe II. Together with other heads of state and government, he attended and addressed the first Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) Summit initiated by PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds talks with his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Copenhagen on October 20 (local time)__Photo: VNA

The two PMs took note of the vigorous and comprehensive development in the bilateral relationship, and agreed to look for chances to further promote it in the time to come.

They expressed satisfaction at the rapid growth of the bilateral economic relations between the two countries, and reaffirmed their determination to further push up the promotion of bilateral trade and investment. The two sides agreed to jointly study the possibility of cooperation in the fields of Denmark’s current strengths which can meet Vietnam’s goals of modernization and becoming a high middle-income nation in 2035. They expressed their support for the early signing and ratification of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the Vietnam – EU investment protection agreement.

The two sides highly valued Denmark’s cooperation and development assistance contributed to the success in Vietnam’s development as well as growth in economic relation. They also committed to the more dynamic, intensive and extensive cooperation, especially in the fields of green growth, renewable energy, water, environment and food safety.

The two PMs noted the positive developments in the current energy partnership.

PM Phuc congratulated PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen and the Danish government on the successful holding of the P4G summit, and welcomed Denmark’s commitment in bringing into full play the strong potential of the P4G initiative.

The two sides expressed support for the partnership between companies and research institutes of the two countries, and agreed to facilitate the establishment and operation of enterprises of the two countries in the other market.

The two PMs welcomed the continuation of the bilateral cooperation in education and vocational training. They also took note of the increasing people-to-people exchanges in the cultural and socio-economic fields between the two countries.

Denmark reaffirmed the wish to support Vietnam’s agriculture, aquaculture and animal husbandry.

The two PMs expressed their support to the current common efforts aimed at preventing and controlling the challenges the poor-exercise lifestyle is posing to the population and healthcare system in the whole world.

They stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation at multilateral forums, especially the United Nations.

PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen highly valued Vietnam’s increasingly positive role in the international arena.

The two PMs agreed to cooperate towards strengthening the regional links between Asia and Europe.

They expressed their support to efforts aimed at pushing up peace, stability, cooperation and friendship in Southeast Asia. The two sides affirmed the importance of ensuring the freedom, rights and obligations enshrined in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982), especially the maritime and aviation freedom in the East Sea, and called on the sides concerned to solve the disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, including the UNCLOS 1982, to refrain from unilateral actions that can escalate tensions, and to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and soon finalize a practical, effective and comprehensive Code of Conduct (COC).- (VNA/VLLF)
 

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