26/02/2005 00:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Norwegian King visited Vietnam

The recent visit to Vietnam by Norwegian King Harald V, Queen Sonja and high-ranking officials has contributed to enhancing mutual understanding and further boosting friendship and cooperation in many areas between the two countries.


President Tran Duc Luong welcoming Norwegian King Harald V.


Norwegian King and Queen and their entourage visiting the imperial city of Hue.


At Yara Vietnam Company
in Phu My I Industrial Zone.

The recent visit to Vietnam by Norwegian King Harald V, Queen Sonja and high-ranking officials has contributed to enhancing mutual understanding and further boosting friendship and cooperation in many areas between the two countries.

In talks with Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, President Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An, the Norwegian King expressed his deep impression on the Vietnamese people's strong vitality. In their part, the Vietnamese leaders affirmed Vietnam's attention to relations with European countries in general and Norway in particular.

On this occasion, the two countries signed a memorandum on the development of Vietnam-Norway cooperation in the coming years, an agreement on the project "Building Vietnam Aquatic Law and under-law documents in Phase 2", and the project to improve the environment in Ho Chi Minh City.

During their stay in Vietnam, Queen Sonja attended the exhibition on Vietnam-Norway Contemporary Arts and presented the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum some works by Norwegian painter P. Clayva. She also visited the Vietnam Ethnology Museum and attended the seminar "Vietnam.

The Norwegian King and Queen also visited the imperial city of Hue and Ho Chi Minh City, and called at some Norwegian-funded projects in Binh Duong and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provinces.

By Hoang Chuong

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