Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh (R) shakes hands with German Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Berger (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches importance to the traditional relationship with Germany and wishes to further enhance bilateral collaboration, especially in economy and trade.

Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Economic Commission, made the statement at a reception for German Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Berger in Hanoi on November 1.

Germany is now the largest trade partner of Vietnam in the European Union (EU) in particular and Europe in general, with two-way trade in the first nine months of this year hitting nearly 8 billion USD, an increase of 11 percent year-on-year, he said.

The Vietnamese official expressed his wish that Germany and EU member countries will support the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), saying that the early signing and adoption of the deal will be a significant step to realise the EU’s Europe-Asia connectivity strategy as well as boost Vietnam-Germany relations.

He hoped that Christian Berger will make active contributions to developing the bilateral ties in an effective and practical manner.

For his part, the ambassador spoke highly of the important achievements Vietnam has made in its socio-economic development, affirming that Germany always treasures the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam.

He said his country wishes to actively support and foster the relationship between Vietnam and the EU, including the early signing of the EVFTA.-VNA