Vietnam, Denmark establish Green Strategic Partnership

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam and Denmark announced the establishment of a Green Strategic Partnership following online talks on Wednesday between Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen.
Vietnam, Denmark establish Green Strategic Partnership - ảnh 1 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen hold online talks on November 1, 2023 (Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac)

The two leaders agreed that agencies of the two countries should work closely with each other to make full use of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

PM Frederiksen said the Danish Government wants to upgrade relations between the two countries, while always encouraging Danish businesses to enhance economic and investment cooperation in Vietnam.

PM Chinh suggested Denmark step up investment in Vietnam in such areas as renewable energy, processing, the marine economy, and green growth, and called on Denmark to encourage the European Commission to remove its IUU "yellow card" on Vietnamese seafood.

The two PMs stressed the importance of maintaining peace, stability, and development, and resolving disputes via peaceful means in line with international law. They said they support freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea based on international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).

After the talks, they adopted a joint statement on setting up the Vietnam-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership, which Mr. Chinh said will make the bond between Vietnam and Denmark an example of North-South cooperation between developed and developing countries in the realisation of the net-zero emission target by 2050.