German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a two-day official visit to Vietnam on Oct. 11 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

The visit aims to boost comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Germany in various areas, especially in politics- diplomacy, economies, trade, investment, development cooperation, education and training.

As scheduled, she will hold talks with PM Dung and other senior Vietnamese leaders, visit some economic and cultural centres in Hanoi and HCM City and attend the Vietnam-Germany business forum./.