Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung greeted Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen in Hanoi on September 19, assuring him that the government always facilitate operations of foreign enterprises, including Danish firms working in Vietnam.

The PM said he is fully confident that the early ratification of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union (EU) will open up new opportunities for Vietnam and the EU, including Denmark.

He also took the occasion to ask for Denmark’s continued official development assistance to Vietnam, especially for climate change response and environmental protection.

The host also expressed his wish that Denmark help the Vietnamese expatriate community assimilate into their society.

Minister Jensen, for his part, affirmed that Denmark has always valued cooperation with Vietnam across sectors, and hopes that the upcoming Vietnam-EU FTA will boost economic development in both countries.

He hailed the Vietnamese government for its efforts in institutional reform and improving business climate, adding that his accompanying delegation of 18 businesses from the energy, food, health care, and education sectors is eager to explore investment prospects in Vietnam.

The minister reiterated his willingness to continue supporting Vietnam in climate change response, environmental protection, and green technology, and vowed to assist the Vietnamese community living in Denmark.-VNA