At a working session with local leading officials, the diplomat expressed his joy at the fact that a delegation from the state lead by Minister President Bodo Ramelow is going to visit Vietnam at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh next month.
The invitation, the first ever by Minh personally to a German locality, shows that Vietnam is very attentive to and appreciative of the importance of the visit, the diplomat stressed.
The diplomat highlighted that Vietnam can supply young workers to meet the need of Thuringen, especially in the field of health care, and asked local authorities to look for ways to ease Vietnamese workers’ difficulties in the state.
He also spoke highly of attention by the local administration to the Vietnamese community there.
Minister Ramelow praised Vietnam’s economic development and said the coming visit will be a good chance for him to witness it with his own eyes. He revealed that the delegation will see the largest number of representatives of enterprises so far from the state to any other country.
He and other local leading officials highly valued the contributions by the Vietnamese community to the life of the people in the state and pledged to create favourable conditions for them.
Romelow will lead a 140-strong delegation, including representatives of 70 enterprises, to visit Vietnam in mid-April. Thuringen is a state in the east of Germany, with a population of 2 million and a GDP of more than 60 billion Euro (68 billion USD).