National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has told German businesses that Vietnam is improving its investment environment to create all favourable conditions for them to undertake long-term and effective operations in the country, especially in the fields Germany holds technological advantages such as equipment manufacturing, industry, health, energy and chemicals.

The Vietnamese leader made the remarks at a meeting with leaders of several big German groups when he arrived in Frankfurt city on March 12, beginning his official visit to the country at the invitation of President of the German Bundestag (Parliament) Norbert Lammert.

NA Chairman Hung said that the Vietnam-Germany strategic partnership has been developing strongly and gaining achievements in all fields. Germany is now Vietnam’s biggest trading partner in the European Union, with bilateral trade hitting nearly 6 billion USD in 2012.

He highly valued the role and presence of Germany's leading businesses in Vietnam, and asked their leaders to boost investment promotion and cooperation with the Vietnamese side.

The same day, the NA leader and his entourage visited the Vietnamese Consulate General and met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Frankfurt .

Reporting on Vietnam’s political and socio-economic situation, and the tasks to reform the NA’s operations, Hung affirmed that the Party and State’s policies on national solidarity always creates favourable conditions for overseas Vietnamese to enjoy a stable life abroad, and help the community maintain and promote national cultural characteristics.

He stressed the importance of collecting people’s opinions on the draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution and the amended Land Law draft. He asked Vietnam ’s diplomatic missions and Vietnamese people in Frankfurt and Germany to actively express their opinions to contribute to the establishment of a Constitution that meets people’s expectations.-VNA