The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has wished Danish investors success in Vietnam, stressing that the Vietnamese Government is working hard to create the best possible investment and business environment for foreign firms.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornæs
Welcoming Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornæs in Hanoi on May 5, PM Phuc noted that Denmark is among the first West European countries to invest in Vietnam and is now an important trade-investment partner of the country.
He called on more Danish companies to invest and do business in Vietnam. Vietnam hopes that Denmark will use its prestige and position to push for the signing and approval of the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union, Phuc said.
On her part, Minister Ulla Tørnæs said she was impressed by Vietnam’s economic growth, adding that bilateral trade between Denmark and Vietnam has been on the rise and more and more Danish enterprises have noticed Vietnam.
The minister stressed that she hopes for the early signing and approval of the EU-Vietnam FTA, which will facilitate trade between Vietnam and Denmark. She suggested the two countries expand cooperative ties to areas of Denmark’s strength, such as food safety, animal husbandry and particularly renewable energy, as 70 percent of power used by Denmark comes from renewable energy. The minister appreciated Vietnam’s efforts to improve the business environment, facilitate investment and fight corruption, urging the country push ahead with those efforts.
The PM also expected Denmark would help boost trade and investment ties between Vietnam and the EU. The Vietnamese Government is striving to improve business environment to create favorable conditions for foreign investors’ long-term investments in the Southeast Asian country, including those from Denmark, PM Phuc said.
The PM took the occasion to extend sincere thanks to the Government and people of Denmark for their valuable support and assistance for Vietnam so far. Impressed with Vietnam’s economic growth, Minister Ulla Tornas suggested the two countries should expand cooperation in such fields like food safety and renewable energy. He also spoke highly of Vietnam’s efforts in fighting corruption and improving business environment in favor of investors.
Translated by Anh Kiet