Danish Foreign Minister headed to Vietnam

Danish interest in Southeast Asia continues to grow

Kristian Jensen, the Danish foreign minster, will be in Vietnam this week promoting Danish business.

Jensen is scheduled to meet with Vietnamese officials throughout the country to discuss Danish trade and investment.

He will also visit a primary school to see how Danish development funds have been spent in the areas of children’s literature and education co-operation.

Politics and business
During his visit, Jensen will also visit Danish companies such as workwear producer Mascot, outdoor furniture manufacturer ScanCom, and the first Danish ice-cream shop in Vietnam, Osterberg .

“The Danish foreign minister’s visit marks 45 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Vietnam,” said Denmark’s  ambassador to Vietnam, Charlotte Laursen.

“The purpose of the visit is to ensure that our two nations strengthen both our political and commercial partnerships. Vietnam is a key player in South East Asia and a prime example of successful development cooperation turned into a strong commercial partnership.”

Growing interest
About 130 Danish companies are active in Vietnam. Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Denmark has increased significantly since 2011 and interest from Danish companies in cooperation with Vietnam continues to increase.

This will be the Jensen’s first visit to Vietnam as foreign minister.