A Vietnam-Germany trade and investment forum took place in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 15, attracting the participation of leaders from seven Vietnamese cities and provinces as well as a large number of Vietnamese and German businesses.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Do Hoa Binh highlighted the significance of the forum which was held prior to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Vietnam, saying it is a bright spot in bilateral economic exchange in 2011.

The participants focused their discussion on the development of infrastructure, energy, hi-tech, sea economy and agro-forestry processing./