VOV.VN - Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh paid a working visit to Hannover in the state of Niedersachsen, known as Lower Saxony in English, on March 15 and March 16.
During meetings held with local officials, Ambassador Minh reviewed the situation and prospects ahead for Vietnam-Germany relations, affirming that the bilateral strategic partnership has been strongly strengthened across a multitude of fields.
He therefore thanked the state’s administration for offering favourable conditions for the 10,000-strong Vietnamese community living and working in the state, thereby helping them to make positive contributions to socio-economic development in the host country, as well as the two nations’ friendship.
Stephan Weil, minister-president of Lower Saxony, expressed his positive impressions of Vietnam’s dynamic development over recent decades, saying that the nation, 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 the country in October in order to connect and seek co-operation opportunities.
He agreed with Ambassador Minh’s idea on the two countries’ co-operation potential in renewable and green energies, noting that Lower Saxony boasts strengths in wind energy and is keen to work alongside Vietnam to exploit offshore wind power.
Barbara Otte-Kinast; vice chair of the Landtag, Lower Saxony’s State Parliament; emphasised that apart from automobile industry and wind power the German state also possesses great strengths in agriculture and is interested in consumer protection.
She therefore suggested that the German state and Vietnam study and co-operate in technology transfer and know-how relating to agricultural machinery and product quality control systems. She noted that the state’s agencies in different fields will devise plans to launch future visits to build ties with Vietnam.
Ambassador Minh showed his hope at the prospect of receiving Otte-Kinast’s support for tightening the friendship ties between the two governments and peoples.