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Vietnam & Denmark sign action plan for 2019-2020

Released at: 17:02, 12/08/2019

Vietnam & Denmark sign action plan for 2019-2020

Photo: The Embassy of Denmark in Viet Nam

Latest plan follows on from earlier incarnations, starting in 2014.

by Jessica Nguyen

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) signed a Joint Action Plan for 2019-2020 to implement the Comprehensive Partnership Agreement between the two countries established in 2013. Ambassador H.E. Kim Højlund Christensen and Director General of the Europe Department at MoFA, Mr. Dinh Toan Thang, signed the action plan on August 8.

The ambitious plan features 63 lines of action and continues the focus on five priority areas of cooperation: Politics and Diplomacy; Investment and Commerce; Climate Change, Energy, Environment, and Green Growth; Education and Research; and Culture and People Exchange.

The signing follows on from the Vietnam - Denmark Action Plan for 2014-2015, the Vietnam - Denmark Action Plan 2016, and the Vietnam - Denmark Action Plan for 2017-2018.

The first Vietnam - Denmark Action Plan, signed in 2014, aimed at implementing the “Joint Statement on Comprehensive Partnership” and was decided upon during the State visit to Denmark by then-State President Truong Tan Sang in September 2013.

The European Department at MoFA previously coordinated with relevant ministries and agencies to work with the Danish side to review the Vietnam - Denmark Action Plan for 2017-2018 and to formulate the Vietnam - Denmark Action Plan for 2019-2020. It also chaired these reviews.

Vietnam and Denmark established a “Partnership for Development” relationship in 2009 and became “Strategic Partners in the Field of Climate Change, Energy, Environment, and Green Growth” in 2011. Since the “Comprehensive Partnership Agreement” between the two countries was established in 2013, bilateral cooperation has been developing more effectively in many different fields.

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