Vietnam-Germany trade, investment forum held in Leipzig hinh anh 1An overview of the forum (Photo: VNA)

Berlin (VNA) – A Vietnam-Germany Trade and Investment Forum has been held as part of the “Vietnam Days in Leipzig”, highlighting investment potential and opportunities between Sachsen State and Germany in general and Vietnam as well as other countries in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific.

The forum drew Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Minh Vu; Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Le Thanh Liem; Deputy Mayor of Leipzig Michael Schimansky; Managing Director of the Leipzig Trade Fair Martin Buhl-Wagner, and nearly 200 German enterprises.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Vu highlighted Vietnam’s economic development in recent years, as well as trade and investment partnership between Vietnam and Germany, affirming that Vietnam is a promising market for foreign investors.

Ambassador Vu also reiterated Vietnam’s commitment to creating optimal conditions for German investors.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem pledged that the municipal government always offers suitable policies and incentives to attract more investments, while strengthening its economic connections between local firms and foreign partners, including those from Germany.

Director of the HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre Pham Thiet Hoa said that taking advantages from the city’s current preferential policies, German businesses should tap opportunities from new chances to increase business activities in Vietnam.

At the same time, Trade Counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany Bui Vuong Anh called on German firms to attend the Vietnam FoodExpo 2019, while representatives from the Vietnam Airlines and Vietinbank introduced the tourism, aviation and banking development potentials of Vietnam.

Businesses of both sides also discussed various issues, including those related to administrative procedures for investment, energy, biotechnology for agriculture.

On the framework of the forum, the Vietnam Airlines showcased publications featuring the natural landscapes and tourist sites in Vietnam.-VNA