Nguyen Tan Dung
besøgte Danmark 16-17. september 2009
Premierminister Nguyen Tan Dung aflagde officielt besøg i Danmark 16. - 17. september. Han blev ledsaget af en stor erhvervsdelegation for at styrke det kommercielle samarbejde. Desuden blev der afholdt højniveaumøder med danske ministre om klimaforandringer, handel og investeringer, udviklingssamarbejdet, uddannelse, og internationale spørgsmål.
Premierminister Nguyen Tan Dung besøgte16.-17. september 2009 Danmark med en stor erhvervsdelegation. Premierministeren mødes med statsministeren, udenrigsministeren, udviklingsministeren, undervisningsministeren, miljøministeren, H.M. Dronningen, FT’s formand samt flere danske virksomheder og deltager i erhvervskonference i DI.
Pressrelease Danish Embassy in Hanoi 20th august 2009
The two-day visit will take place in the Danish capital Copenhagen where the Prime Minister will be accompanied by relevant Vietnamese ministers and vice-ministers together with a large delegation of Vietnamese business leaders. The Prime Minister will hold talks with Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen on how to further strengthen bilateral ties, improve trade and investment, move forward on a global climate agreement at the UN climate change conference COP15 in Copenhagen in December, and to discuss development cooperation and cross-cutting issues like judicial reforms, human rights, climate change, education, and culture.
Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark will receive the Prime Minister in a private audience. Prime Minister Dung will also meet and hold high-level talks with the Minister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller, Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Climate and Energy Connie Hedegaard, Minister for Education Bertel Haarder, and the President of the Danish Parliament Thor Pedersen.
An important purpose of the visit is to create new commercial partnerships between Vietnamese and Danish companies. To this end a large business forum will be organized in the morning of 17 September where all interested Danish companies are invited to participate. Further, the Prime Minister will visit Danish companies A.P. Møller Mærsk and Carlsberg breweries and meet with some other Danish companies to discuss new business opportunities.
The visit is an important milestone in the history of Vietnamese-Danish relations and will contribute to move the bilateral cooperation to a new level of commercial, political, and cultural partnership. Important bilateral and commercial agreements will be signed during the official visit in Denmark. Bilateral ties will further be strengthened when H.M. the Queen, H.R.H. the Prince Consort and T.R.H. the Crown Prince Couple on 2 - 6 November will pay the first ever Danish State Visit to Vietnam.
Januar 2008: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has wrapped up his European trip with Vietnams first appearance at the World Economic Forum and prospects of full diplomatic ties with the Vatican.
Ny ledelse valgt i 2006: Premierminister, Præsident og formand for Nationalforsamlingen
Vietnam confirms new leadership
Vietnam's legislature has approved a new prime minister and president, both of which are seen as economic reformers loyal to the ruling Communist Party.
Nguyen Tan Dung, 56, became the country's youngest prime minister since unification in 1975.
Earlier, Nguyen Minh Triet, Communist Party chief for Ho Chi Minh City, was appointed as the country's president.
The appointments mark a major reshuffle of senior figures in the Communist Party, to bring in younger leaders.
Both Mr Dung and Mr Triet are from the south of Vietnam, and this will be the first time the government has been headed by two southerners since 1975.
Mr Dung, who has a military and police background, was formerly deputy PM and has been groomed for years to replace 72-year-old Phan Van Khai. Groomed for top by outgoing PM Phan Van Khai. Army background suggests politically conservative, but Southerner thought to favour more economic reform.
"Our urgent task is to quickly develop in a sustainable way and pull the country out of backwardness and fight corruption," Mr Dung said in a speech to the National Assembly.
Nguyen Tan Dung, 56 Groomed for top by outgoing PM Phan Van Khai Army background suggests politically conservative Southerner thought to favour more economic reform
The leadership changes and other cabinet positions were decided behind closed doors at April's five-yearly National Congress.
As sole candidates for the job, Mr Triet won 94% of the National Assembly vote, while Mr Dung received 92% of the vote.
Vietnam's president is the third most powerful figure in the country after the head of the Communist Party - Nong Duc Manh - and the prime minister. However, the BBC's Bill Hayton in Vietnam says the presidency does have considerable prestige which Mr Triet will be able to use to support his allies against those within the party who are hostile to change.
The path was cleared for the reshuffle to take place last weekend, when the legislature approved the resignation of Prime Minister Phan Van Khai as well as President Tran Duc Luong and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An.
On Monday, the increasingly visible assembly elected Nguyen Phu Trong, 62, as its new chairman.
As the country's new president, Mr Triet has a lot of experience of combating corruption, an issue high on the Vietnamese government's agenda.
In Ho Chi Minh City, his campaign to bring down mafia boss Nam Cam led to the arrests of several officials.
Mr Triet is also expected to take a more active role in national politics than his predecessor, and to push for faster privatisation and deregulation, according to the BBC's Bill Hayton in Hanoi.
The new leaders will also be looking ahead to Vietnam's expected entry into the World Trade Organisation, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) conference being hosted by the country in November.