The Vietnamese government wishes to boost effective cooperation with Germany , including the Sachsen-Anhalt State, in the fields of trade, investment, education and training.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while receiving Prof. Wolfgang Boehmer, Governor of the Sachsen-Anhalt State of Germany, in Hanoi on March 28.

PM Dung spoke highly of the visit by the Governor, who was accompanied by leading businesses of Sachsen-Anhalt State, saying that it will make practical contributions to the Vietnam-Germany relationship.

He suggested the Sachsen-Anhalt State Governor pay attention to promoting cooperation with Vietnam in such areas as solar and wind energy and environmental protection as well as providing experienced lecturers for the Vietnam-Germany University .

On the occasion, the PM thanked the German authorities’ support for over 130,000 Vietnamese people living and working in the country, including 10,000 in Sachsen-Anhalt State .

For his part, Governor Wolfgang Boehmer said his visit aims to boost cooperation between Sachsen-Anhalt State and Vietnam , especially in science and technology, environment and energy.

He stressed that despite significant geographic distance, Vietnam always holds an important position in the state’s development strategy.

Sachsen-Anhalt State will create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community to live and work in the state as well as for its businesses to invest in Vietnam , he affirmed.

Germany is now Vietnam ’s largest trade partner in Europe with two-way trade between the two countries reaching 5.8 billion USD in 2010./.