Vietnam, Germany desire stronger bilateral cooperation

VOV.VN - Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has underscored the necessity of bolstering bilateral co-operation between the nation and Germany, especially to work together to deal with new diseases that may break out.

During a recent working session held on June 23 with Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh, the official affirmed Germany’s readiness to support the country in building medical centres and facilities.

Given the new context of the world, as well as regional economic and political affairs, both nations face a range of challenges, but also have plenty of opportunities to deepen their strategic partnership and offer optimal conditions in which firms from both sides can strengthen collaboration, he said.

During the course of the meeting, the two sides reviewed the development of co-operation ties, including the implementation of Germany's official development assistance (ODA) projects for Vietnam.

It can be viewed as essential to simplify procedures relating to the management and use of ODA in order to ensure its effectiveness, thereby contributing to sustainable Vietnamese development.

Ambassador Minh expressed his sincere thanks for the strong support of the Government and people of Germany to the nation, particularly through effective projects, as well as in pandemic prevention and control efforts such as the donation of 10 million vaccine doses.