Fri. May 24th, 2024

The Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association held a ceremony in Hanoi on
September 30 to celebrate Germany’s 24th National Day (October 3,

Addressing the event, Minister of Industry
and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, who is also Chairman of the association,
congratulated the German friends in Vietnam on this occasion.

He said since the Vietnam-Germany strategic partnership was
established in 2011, bilateral ties have seen encouraging achievements
in politics-diplomacy, economy-trade-investment, education-training, and
development cooperation.

Germany is Vietnam’s
largest trade partner in the European Union with two-way trade reaching
7.7 billion USD in 2013, he said, adding that the former directly
invested over 1.3 billion USD in 136 projects in Vietnam by August
this year.

The German Business Association has
selected Vietnam as the host of the Asia-Pacific Conference of
German Business (APK 14). The event, to be held in Ho Chi Minh City
from November 21-22, will be a great opportunity for German companies to
boost their trade-investment links with regional partners, including
those in Vietnam.

The minister added the
Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association will continue to do its utmost to
diversify people-to-people exchange activities in a bid to further
develop bilateral ties.

At the ceremony, German
Ambassador to Vietnam Jutta Frasch voiced her hope that the association
will organise more activities to deepen the flourishing relations
between the two countries.-VNA

By vivian