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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang (R)  and State Secretary for Trade and Global Sustainability at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lina Gandløse Hansen 

Deputy Minister Le Thi Thu Hang assessed that Vietnam - Denmark relations have seen positive developments across a variety of fields in recent times, especially through increased delegation exchange activities and high-level meetings, and closer cooperation and mutual support at international and regional forums.

Exchange visits by senior leaders of the two countries have created a basis for deepening the comprehensive partnership as well as effectively implementing the newly-established Green Strategic Partnership framework.

The Vietnamese diplomat affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to strengthening friendly relations and comprehensive partnership with Denmark, with a particular focus on cooperation in strategic priority areas between the two sides.

​In response, Lina Gandlose Hansen told her host that the Danish Government greatly values the cooperative ties with Vietnam and is ready to expand effective and practical cooperation in multiple fields, creating a solid foundation for elevating the cooperative relationship to a higher level in the time ahead.

The Danish diplomat noted her appreciation for Vietnam's guidelines, policies and measures for socio-economic development and international economic integration, adding that as Vietnam's major trade and investment partner in Northern Europe, Denmark hope that the two sides will continue to offer favorable conditions for the two countries' businesses to invest in each other's markets, especially in areas where Denmark has experience and strength.

This brings benefits to the business communities and people of the two nations, and supports the two economies with recovery and sustainable development in the context of fluctuating world situation.

Regarding orientations for cooperation between the two countries in the coming time, the two foreign ministries agreed to intensify delegation exchange at all levels, especially high-level ones, and coordinate to effectively deploy action plans within the Comprehensive Partnership and Green Strategic Partnership frameworks.

This is in addition to effectively organizing consultation activities between the two foreign ministries to enhance mutual understanding and trust, the role of effective cooperation and connection between ministries, sectors, agencies and organizations, of the two countries.

​The two sides consented to continue to boost closer coordination and offer mutual support at UN agencies and organizations, strengthen cooperation between ASEAN and Denmark and at inter-parliamentary forums, there contributing to peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

​In the key areas of trade and investment,  they concurred to encourage businesses to ramp up cooperation, especially in carrying out large-scale investment projects on green growth, circular economy, marine economy, and renewable energy in accordance with Vietnam's sustainable socio-economic development priorities and strategies.

Deputy FM Le Thi Thu Hang asked the Danish side to have a voice in urging the parliaments of the remaining EU member countries to soon ratify the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), thereby facilitating equal investment cooperation for mutual benefit.

She also expressed her hope that Denmark would support the European Commission (EC)' early removal of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) yellow card warning against Vietnamese seafood exports, while helping the country develop aquaculture towards sustainable fisheries.

The two sides underlined the important role of Vietnam and Denmark as founding members of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) summit and agreed to coordinate closely to organize successfully the P4G Summit to be hosted by Vietnam in 2025.

​At the meeting, both diplomats discussed orientations and measures to implement existing cooperation agreements and proposed new cooperation activities between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, education and training, health, science - technology, security - defence, traffic - transportation, and people-to-people exchanges as a contribution to ensuring effective and practical cooperation in all spheres under the comprehensive partnership framework.

The two sides exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual concern such as conflict hot spots in the Gaza and Red Sea, between Ukraine and Russia.

Concerning the East Sea issue, both sides emphasized their support for ASEAN's stance and central role in ensuring security, safety, freedom of aviation and navigation in the East Sea, and resolving disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of respect for international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).