Celebration promotes Vietnam-Denmark friendship hinh anh 1The exchange (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Important milestones and achievements in cooperation between Vietnam and Denmark were highlighted at a celebration to mark the 43rd anniversary of Vietnam-Denmark  diplomatic relations held in Hanoi on November 25.

Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam-Denmark Friendship Association Tran Hong Ha reviewed results of all-around relations between the two sides over the last four decades, while stressing great potential and opportunities for further promoting their ties.

He appreciated support and collaboration of the Danish Embassy in Vietnam in promoting friendship and cooperation between the two countries and their peoples.

Ha also spoke of contributions made by the embassy in enhancing cultural and art exchange between the two sides, affirming that the Vietnam-Denmark development cooperation programme in culture in 2011-2015 has contributed to Vietnam’s development and integration in the field.

For his part, Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Charlotte Laursen hailed Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements in recent years.

He said he hopes the Vietnam-Denmark relations will enter into a new chapter with stronger development in the future.

The country is now Vietnam’s largest provider of non-refundable aid in the European Union.

In 2014-2015, a total of 90 million USD of non-refundable aid from Denmark was disbursed for Vietnam in the fields of green growth, climate change adaptation, private sector development, clean water, culture and public administration.

Two-way trade between the two countries hit 480 million USD in 2014, up 6.45 percent from the previous year.

The annual event to enhance connection between the two nations was hosted by the Vietnam-Denmark Friendship Association.-VNA