Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of Rheinland-Pfalz state (Source: VNA)
Berlin (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has expressed his wish that the German parliament would encourage investment in Vietnam in fields of Germany’s strength such as energy equipment, railway, support industry, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, transport and tourism infrastructure, bio-technology and food processing.

During a working session with Minister-President of Rheinland-Pfalz state Malu Dreyer  in Mainz city on July 5, the PM urged the German parliament to support the establishment of the Germany-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group to further strengthen friendship and cooperation between the two legislatures, particularly in legislation and supervision.

He spoke highly of the state’s economic strengths in tourism, information technology, chemicals and wine production, and suggested exploring the possibility of collaboration in workforce development, particularly training Vietnamese nurses in hospitals and medical stations in the state.

Dreyer, who is also President of the German Federal Council, hoped that new business opportunities will open up via the visit.

During a working session with Rheinland-Pfalz state Deputy Minister-President and Minister for Economic Affairs, Transportation, Agriculture and Viniculture Volker Wissing, PM Phuc affirmed that economic link is a pillar in the bilateral strategic partnership and there remains room for bilateral economic, trade and investment ties.

The Vietnamese government is ready to offer favourable conditions to German corporations in Vietnam, contributing to deepening the bilateral strategic partnership, he said.

German corporations such as Boehringer Ingelheim, BASF and Hornbach also expressed their interest in doing business in Vietnam.

Rheinland-Pfalz was established on August 30, 1946 and is now home to more than 4 million people, ranking seventh out of the 16 states nationwide. Its major economies include tourism, industry, agriculture and forestry. With six viniculture areas, the state is also the leading wine producer in the country.-VNA