Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh (L) shakes hands
with President of the Hessen State Parliament Boris Rhein, Ha Noi, November 12,
2019 - Photo: VGP/Le Son
Deputy PM Binh expressed the wish that Mr. Boris
Rhein would make greater contribution to the relations between Hessen State
and Viet Nam in particular and the Federal Republic of Germany in general in
favor of the Viet Nam-Germany strategic partnership.
He praised the position and potential of Hessen
state in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The State plays an important role in spurring the
economic and commercial ties between the two countries. The two-way trade
turnover between Viet Nam and the State hit about US$ 1 billion (accounting
for one eighth of the two-way trade turn volume between the two countries).
Some big business groups from Hessen have been
operating effectively in Viet Nam. Hence, the host leader suggested the two
sides encourage more German businesses to invest in Viet Nam in diverse
fields such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering,
supporting industry, farm produce processing, and production of natural
He proposed the State’s authorities to create
favorable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises such as national flag
carrier Viet Nam Airlines, Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry
and Trade (Vietinbank), and FPT Software Company Limited to operate
effectively in Hessen.
The host leader treasured the contributions of Rhein
to the Viet Nam-Germany University project when he held the position of
Minister of Sciences and Arts of Hessen, as well as his support for Viet Nam
in human resources training in the fourth Industrial Revolution.
Mr. Binh hoped that Rhein and parliamentarians of
Hessen would continue strengthening cooperation with the Vietnamese
Government in sharing experience in building the law-governed state and
making laws on public investment management, public-private partnership,
urban management, and e-commerce.
The Deputy proposed Rhein urge the European Union
(EU) to soon ratify the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the
EU-Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement (IPA), which are expected to
bring enormous benefits to people and businesses of the two sides.
For his part, Mr. Rhein said that Viet Nam is the
rotating Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and
German is the rotating Chair of the EU in 2020, which he said, will create
new impetus to cement and deepen the bilateral relationship.
The two sides are looking forward to the
ratification of the EVFTA, which was signed in June 2019, as the agreement
will bring the two markets closer together, he said.
The guest leader also promised to support the Viet
Nam-Germany University which will represent a symbol of the bilateral
relations and prepare for the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties in