|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives Danish Ambassador Charlotte Laursen yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa|
HÀ NỘI – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân yesterday hosted a reception for Danish Ambassador Charlotte Laursen and outgoing Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander.
Meeting Ambassador Laursen, Ngân said Việt Nam values the development of a comprehensive partnership with Denmark – one of its important partners in Northern Europe with two-way trade surpassing US$534 million.
She hailed the Danish Government for choosing Việt Nam as one of the top 10 countries for its growth strategy, and told her guest that Việt Nam has offered incentives and support to foreign firms, including Danish firms, to operate over the long term in the country.
Ngân thanked Denmark for its supply of official development assistance (ODA) to Việt Nam over the past years, which she said, have been effectively used in the priority fields of poverty reduction, public governance, administrative reform, climate change adaptation and environment.
|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives outgoing Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa|
In a separate reception for Mellander, the NA Chairwoman congratulated Sweden on being elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2017-2018 tenure.
Lauding Sweden as Việt Nam’s important trade partner in Europe and Northern Europe, the top legislator appreciated the ambassador’s support for Swedish firms to do business in Việt Nam, especially the opening of trade and investment promotion offices in Hà Nội and HCM City in 2013. – VNS