Vietnam-Denmark: 50 years of sustainable comprehensive cooperation

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam and Denmark celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties on November 25. To mark the occasion, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent greetings to Danish Queen Margrethe II. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh  and Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son sent greetings to their Danish counterparts Mette Frederiksen and Jeppe Kofod, respectively.
Vietnam-Denmark: 50 years of sustainable comprehensive cooperation - ảnh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on the sideline of the UN General Assembly' General Debate in New York, September 20, 2021 (Photo: VNA)

Over the past half a century, bilateral ties between Vietnam and Denmark have grown remarkably, especially since the two countries signed the Joint Statement on Establishing Comprehensive Partnership in September, 2013. Denmark’s development assistance to Vietnam has increased to 1.3 billion USD in 2015 making it one of Vietnam’s biggest bilateral donors.

During his visit to Denmark in 2018 as Vietnamese Prime Minister, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc said, 'In 1971, Denmark recognized and established diplomatic ties with Vietnam. We greatly appreciated Denmark’s recognition. During Vietnam’s national renewal, Denmark continued to help Vietnam in various fields. I’m very happy and grateful for Danish people’s sentiment for Vietnam. We will continue to boost cooperation in other fields.'

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Højlund Christensen said Denmark is honored to contribute to Vietnam’s achievements. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ambassador is confident that Vietnam will recover its pre-pandemic economic growth soon.