Vietnamese, German officials take photo together (Photo: VNA)
Berlin (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy and Consulate General in Germany have worked with the German state of Hesse and businesses to seek cooperation between the two sides.

President of the Parliament of Hesse Nobert Kartmann vowed to spare no efforts to promote relations between Vietnam and Germany and Hesse in particular.

Chief of the Cabinet Office Axel Wintermeyer and Minister of Science and Arts Boris Rhein spoke highly of collaboration between the two countries across economics, trade, investment, education and human resources training.

The two officials agreed that there is room for Vietnam and Germany to enhance cooperation, and affirmed Hesse authorities will work with the Vietnamese Embassy and partners to bolster bilateral ties.

Vietnamese Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung highlighted Germany as an important partner of Vietnam in the European Union, saying the five-year-old strategic partnership has progressed remarkably.

Hesse plays a crucial role in the affiliation between Vietnam and Germany, he said, adding that he hopes the two sides will push ahead with cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, science-technology, education and lighthouse projects.

While meeting with Vice President of the Frankurt/Main Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stefan Messer, Ambassador Hung discussed collaboration opportunities in economics, trade and investment.

Hesse businesses lauded the efficiency of some investment projects in Vietnam, but also mentioned difficulties in getting investment licenses.

The Ambassador took note of the opinions and affirmed the Vietnamese Government’s determination to improve the business environment and attract more foreign investment.

He expressed his wish that Hesse companies will continue to invest in Vietnam.

With a population of 6.1 million, Hesse is one of the most wealthy states in Germany with gross domestic product of more than 230 billion EUR (258.56 billion USD). In 2015, the state imported 1.2 billion EUR (1.35 billion USD) worth of goods from Vietnam.-VNA