PM’s visit paves way for fresh deals with Germany

  • October 14, 2014

The upcoming official Germany visit of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, spanning October 14-15, is promising to create new deals between the two countries, especially in trade and investment, said Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh.

During the visit, the second paid by the Government leader, a Vietnam business conference will be held in Stuttgart city of Baden-Wurteberg State, expecting to bring together 200 enterprises of both sides to seek partnerships, she revealed. Vietnam’s trade with Germany recorded the highest value among the European Union members, with US$7.7 billion last year.
It is likely to hit US$10 billion in the coming time, noted the ambassador. Germany’s organisation of an Asia-Pacific Conference of German Businesses in Ho Chi Minh City in this November, which has so far been registered by over 700 enterprises, reflected the country’s keen interest in the Vietnamese market, she said.
In Germany, PM Nguyen Tan Dung is to deliver a speech on security policy in Asia at Korber Foundation in Berlin, the diplomat said. The Vietnam-Germany relations have flourished since PM Nguyen Tan Dung’s first official visit to the European country in 2008, as shown by the sound affiliation in politics, education and training and science and technology.
Many joint projects have also been effectively implemented, including the Metro line number 2, the German House and the Vietnam-Germany University in Ho Chi Minh City, said the ambassador. The Strategic Partnership for Future reached between the two countries during the Vietnam visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2011 has also been specified with a string of plans of actions and projects in various fields, including politics-diplomacy, economics, and education and training, she noted.
Germany has been a large ODA provider for Vietnam, especially in vocational training, energy and climate change response, Ambassador Anh said. She held that the contacts between localities have also been strengthened and should be further developed in the future.
Source:  VOV


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