Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang on November 2 attended the opening of the 13 th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Businesses (APK-13) in New Delhi , India .

Addressing the event, German Minister of Economy and Technology Philipp Roesler described the Asia-Pacific as a key region in the world, saying that the conference will give German businesses an opportunity to broaden linkages and share experience with enterprises in the region.

He said he will meet representatives of businesses and politicians on the region in the conference’s sideline to strengthen bilateral ties between Germany and regional countries.

Germany’s annual export revenue to the Asia-Pacific increased by an average nine percent in 2001-2011 period, according to the German Embassy in India.

Organised for the first time in 1986 by the German Chamber of Commerce abroad, the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Businesses and the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology, the biennial APK conference aims to strengthen connectivity between German businesses and those in the Asia-Pacific region.-VNA