To boost cooperation between Vietnam and German localities
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh paid a working visit to Hannover city, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) state on March 15-16.|
In meetings with local officials, Minh reviewed the situation and prospects of the Vietnam-Germany relations, affirming that the bilateral Strategic Partnership has been strongly promoted in various fields.
He thanked the state’s administration for creating favourable conditions for the 10,000-strong Vietnamese community living and working in the state so that they can contribute actively to socio-economic development in the host country, as well as the two nations’ friendship.
Stephan Weil, Minister-President of Lower Saxony, expressed his impression at the dynamic development of Vietnam in recent decades, saying that Vietnam, with its geostrategic position and strong economic growth, has become an attractive destination in the region.
He told the ambassador that he will lead a delegation of the state’s enterprises to visit Vietnam in October to connect and seek cooperation opportunities.
He agreed with Minh’s idea on the two countries’ cooperation potential in renewable and green energies, noting that Lower Saxony has strengths in wind energy and wants to cooperate with Vietnam to exploit offshore wind power.
Vice Chair of the Landtag (State Parliament) Barbara Otte-Kinast stressed that in addition to automobile industry and wind power, Lower Saxony also has great strengths in agriculture and is interested in consumer protection.
She suggested the state and Vietnam can study and cooperate in technology transfer and know-how on agricultural machinery, and product quality control system, adding that the state’s agencies in different fields have plans to organise visits in the coming time to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam.
Ambassador Minh showed his hope to continue receiving Barbara Otte-Kinast’s support for tightening friendship between the two governments and peoples.