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Việt Nam, Denmark issue joint statement

Update: October, 21/2018 - 16:38
Prime Ministry Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
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COPENHAGEN – On the occasion of the official visit to Denmark by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc from October 19-20 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the two sides issued a joint statement.

During the visit, PM Phúc 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.

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 future.

They expressed satisfaction at the rapid growth of bilateral economic relations between the two countries, and reaffirmed their determination to further enhance 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 Việt Nam’s goals of modernisation and becoming a high middle-income nation by 2035.

They expressed their support for the early signing and ratification of the EU – Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement and the Việt Nam – EU investment protection agreement.

The two sides highly valued Denmark’s cooperation and assistance that had contributed to the success in Việt Nam’s development as well as growth in economic relations. They also committed to 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 Phúc 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 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 Việt Nam’s agriculture, aquaculture and animal husbandry.

The two PMs expressed their support for current common efforts aimed at preventing and controlling the challenges poor lifestyles are posing to populations and healthcare systems around the world.

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

PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen highly valued Việt Nam’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 for efforts aimed at promoting 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 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 finalise a practical, effective and comprehensive Code of Conduct (COC). — VNS

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