Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Danish Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnӕs on May 5 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Denmark will provide technical support for Vietnamese partners in the four strategic cooperation areas of education, healthcare, food safety and environment, said Danish Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnӕs.

Speaking at a press conference in Hanoi on May 5, the Minister said in the field of food safety, Denmark will help Vietnam reinforce standards in husbandry, veterinary medicine use and product origins. 

Vietnam is developing rapidly, however, the country is expected to face a range of challenges to achieve sustainable development, she said, stressing that Denmark has full capacity and suitable products to help Vietnam deal with such problems. 

At the press briefing, she cleared up queries regarding Vietnam’s socio-economic development, food safety issue, and orientations for cooperation in clean energy between the two countries. 

Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnӕs paid an official visit to Vietnam from May 4-5 with the aim of boosting the comprehensive partnership between the two countries in the four strategic spheres, thus contributing to promoting changes under the Global Green Forum (3GF) in which Vietnam is the eighth core member. 

During her stay in Vietnam, the Danish Minister met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and held talks with Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung. 

She also had meetings with Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, Deputy Health Minister Le Quang Cuong and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam. 

The minister attended the opening ceremony of the Asian round-table discussion of the Global Green Growth forum in Hanoi and participated in a programme aiming to raise public awareness about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at the Hanoi University of Public Health. 

She also met with representatives of Danish companies and visited Ngoc Ha market in Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, and a pig farm of Dabaco Group in the northern province of Bac Ninh.-VNA