PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc concludes EU trip
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage on Saturday left Brussels for home, successfully concluding the participation in the Partnership for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) Summit and the official visit to Denmark at the invitation of Prime Minister Lars LA�kke Rasmussen. He also met Queen of Denmark Margreth II.
During talks with his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed that Vietnam always treasures the development of friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Denmark, its important partner in Northern Europe and the European Union.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Danish government to continue Denmark's Growth Strategy to Vietnam and encourage Danish firms to boost investment in Vietnam in fields of its strength such as maritime transportation, seaport building, shipbuilding, renewable energy, green technology, animal husbandry, and sustainable fishery.
They discussed continuing strategic projects in the fields of climate change response, vocational training, health care, sustainable agriculture, food processing and clean energy.
Host and guest agreed to foster closer ties between ASEAN and the EU, and between ASEAN and Denmark.
The Danish PM committed to supporting efforts to promote peace, stability, cooperation and friendship in the region and the world, including the East Sea, affirming the importance of the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The two leaders expressed their determination to reinforce bilateral ties during a meeting with the media later.
Also on Saturday, Prime Minister Phuc attended a round-table meeting with 20 leading Danish businesses where he called on Danish businesses to be more active in expanding and promoting their investment and trade in Vietnam.
"We're capable of providing an abundant young workforce of high quality at very competitive costs. I'm glad to be here and share with you ideas and solutions to boost economic, trade, and investment ties between Vietnam and Denmark, especially in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution. I hope that Danish and Vietnamese businesses can strengthen their ties and contribute to enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries", said Prime Minister Phuc at the event.