Ambassador to Germany Doan Xuan Hung speaks at the press briefing (Source: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) – Two large-scale seminars featuring the prospects of Vietnam-Germany economic ties will take place in Berlin on June 22, attracting nearly 250 businesses from the two countries.

The first seminar will attract the participation of businesses, policymakers and government officials, including Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Uwe Beckmeyer, said Ambassador to Germany Doan Xuan Hung during a recent press briefing.

Other distinguished guests include representatives from the German Chamber of Industry and Trade and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association.

The second seminar is expected to attract 200 delegates and will discuss the prospect of Vietnam-Germany economic and trade ties, and the role of Vietnamese businesses in Germany.

Hung said since the establishment of the Vietnam-Germany strategic partnership in 2011, their all-around links have progressed positively. Two-way trade soared to 9 billion USD last year from 4.1 billion USD in 2010.

Vietnam currently records more than 300 German companies registering a total capital of 1.41 billion USD, ranking fifth among EU countries investing in Vietnam.

The ambassador also suggested holding more similar seminars to facilitate bilateral trade and investment.

In an interview with Germany’s Deutsche Welle television, Hung said both sides need to increase high-level visits to build trust. Apart from economic ties, more attention should be paid to tourism, cultural and human resources cooperation.

Speaking at the press briefing, Counsellor Bui Ha Nam said the two seminars will provide a chance for enterprises to be fully aware of Vietnam’s potential and market access methods.

The embassy will serve as a bridge to help firms navigate the market, seek opportunities and deal with arising problems, he said.-VNA