The signing of a comprehensive partnership agreement between Vietnam and Denmark during President Truong Tan Sang’s State visit will be a joyous event, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has said.

The document will lay down a framework for further, closer friendship and cooperation between the two Governments in various realms, including politics-diplomacy, green growth and climate change, Queen Margrethe II made it clear at a state banquet to welcome President Sang on September 19 ( Vietnam time).

She described Vietnam as one of the newly emerging markets that the Danish Government and businesses have interests and intentions to cooperate with and referred to the Southeast Asian country’s special important position to Denmark .

The Queen pointed to potentials for the two countries’ all-round cooperation, specifically in building a green and energy-efficient economy and ensuring social welfare for harmonious and sustainable development.

She said she hopes that President Sang’s visit will open up a new chapter in bilateral relations.

As the first State President of Vietnam to visit Denmark , President Sang stated that Denmark is a close and faithful friend and a reliable partner holding an increasingly important role in Vietnam’s foreign policy.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1971, the two countries’ ties have been expanded soundly, from politics-diplomacy and economic-trade-investment to education-training, law and culture.

Regular exchanges of visits and meetings between high-ranking leaders and the increasing presence of leading Danish businesses in Vietnam, development projects, cultural exchange activities and education-training cooperation are vivid evidence of the two countries’ vigorous relations, providing a crucial basis for both sides to lift ties to a comprehensive partnership level, President Sang told participants to the banquet.

Earlier the same day, President Sang met with the Vietnamese Embassy’s staff and the Vietnamese community in Denmark .

More than 15,000 Vietnamese people living in Denmark have well integrated into the host country’s diverse life and made contributions to local economic development.-VNA