Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics of Germany Philipp Roesler have pledged to work together to remove obstacles and create conditions to foster trade ties between the two countries.

They made the pledge at their meeting in Berlin on March 13. The meeting formed part of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung’s official visit to Germany.

Both sides voiced their pleasure at the signing of government-level agreements on design, construction and operation of the “German house” in Ho Chi Minh City, and visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders.

Roesler informed his guest that a delegation of German economists will visit Vietnam and attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the “German house”.

For his part, Hoang asked Germany to further support the Vietnam–European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, and the building of a “Vietnamese house” in Berlin.

Both sides agreed to actively prepare for the German–Asia Pacific meeting that will be held in Hanoi in 2014.-VNA