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Denmark paves way for a greener future

Update: September, 18/2013 - 10:18
President Truong Tan Sang today starts a three-day state visit to Denmark.— File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang today starts a three-day state visit to Denmark.

John Nielsen, Danish Ambassador to Viet Nam, has revealed that during the president's visit he will meet the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and together they will witness the signing of a Comprehensive Partnership declaration, reflecting a new level of political and commercial ties between the two countries.

More than 10 agreements will be signed during the state visit, among them at least five commercial agreements relating to green growth – a major area of opportunity for both countries, according to Nielsen.

Viet Nam is encountering numerous challenges as it bids to fully embrace a green economy. Meanwhile, Denmark is an international frontrunner when it comes to green technology and expertise and is willing to help Viet Nam in the future, according to the ambassador.

Denmark has provided more than US$1.2 billion in ODA grants to Viet Nam over the last 20 years.

"The trade between our countries reached a peak last year and is expected to increase in the coming years. That is why the Danish Prime Minister launched a Danish Growth Strategy for Viet Nam during her visit last year," Nielsen said. "We intend to forge an even stronger partnership with Viet Nam in the coming year." — VNS

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