Six Vietnamese enterprises attended the world’s biggest industrial trade fair—Hannover Messe 2015—in Hanover, Germany alongside 6,500 other exhibitors from 70 countries and territories worldwide.

At the opening event of the fair on April 12, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germany and Europe to boost industrial manufacturing and technological advancement.

She also touched on bilateral trade between Germany and its partner in this year’s trade fair, India, saying it can be improved upon even though Germany is already India’s largest European trading partner.

For his part, visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for more foreign direct investment from Germany and the entire European Union, pledging that the South Asia nation will create a stable economic environment with preferential policies for investors in line with simplified administration procedures and tax reforms.

The 68th Hannover Messe focuses on the five core areas of industrial automation and information technology, energy and environmental engineering, power transmission and control, industrial subcontracting and production engineering, and research and development.

Around 213,000 visitors are expected to turn out for the industrial event, which runs through April 17.-VNA