Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam always considers Germany an
important partner, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan told
President of Germany’s Hessen State Parliament Boris Rhein during a
reception in Hanoi on November 12.
Ngan said the Vietnamese NA always advocates
strengthening ties between Vietnam and Germany, as well as between the two
She said Vietnam highly appreciates ties with German
states, including Hessen, describing the ties as a new and effective model
of cooperative relations that needs to be stepped up in the near future.
Lauding the position and strength of Hessen state –
one of the leading economic, financial and education hubs in Germany and
Europe, she said there remains room for both sides to propel ties more
Vietnam welcomes Hessen investment in fields of the
country’s demand and the state’s strength such as chemicals,
pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, support industry, farm produce
processing, and natural rubber production, she said.
According to her, the Vietnamese NA has issued laws
to create favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from
On the occasion, she also suggested the Hessen
parliament leader and Hessen authorities provide all possible support for
Vietnamese enterprises operating in the state.
Rhein, for his part, affirmed that Hessen highly
values direct collaboration with Vietnam.
As Vietnam will serve as ASEAN Chair and Germany
holds EU presidency next year, he said both countries will have chances to
push for closer and more effective partnership and expressed his hope that
the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the EU will be ratified soon.
He said Hessen state will organize celebrations of
the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Germany diplomatic ties next year.
The guest stressed that Germany highly values
Vietnam’s economic reform progress and considers the country an important
According to him, Hessen state wants to continue
supporting the Vietnamese – German University because students of the
university will be a bridge between Vietnam and Germany as well as the
He also expressed wish to bolster ties between the
two nations’ businesses./.