The Vietnam – Denmark Friendship Association (VDFA) and the Denmark Embassy in Vietnam hosted a ceremony celebrating 43 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Addressing the event, VDFA President Tran Hong Ha praised Denmark’s strong support for Vietnam not only during its past struggle for national independence but also in the current development process.

Denmark is currently the leading aid donor for Vietnam’s response to climate change, he noted.

Denmark’s Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen said after 43 years, the two countries’ relations have grown robustly, marked by sound partnerships between the governments and people from all walks of life.

In the coming time, the relations will focus on cooperation in the fields of green growth, clean technology, culture exchange, education and training.

Denmark will continue supporting Vietnam in developing a green economy, the Danish diplomat added.

During the ceremony, the Denmark Embassy also awarded students from Nguyen Sieu high school, who had won the essay contest themed green thoughts.

In 2013, Vietnam – Denmark two-way trade turnover hit nearly 450 million USD.-VNA