Senior Vietnamese officials have expressed wishes to receive Germany’s assistance in urban planning, infrastructure, environmental protection, waste treatment and human resource training.

It was stated by the Chairwomen of the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Councils, Ngo Thi Doan Thanh and Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, at a working session with President of the Berlin State Parliament Ralf Wieland in Berlin on March 13.

The two Vietnamese officials said they hope Germany will continue to create more favourable conditions for the overseas Vietnamese to live and work in the host society.

Wieland expressed his desire that Vietnam will enhance the teaching and study of the German language at schools, adding that Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, accompanied by business representatives, will visit Vietnam this November.

The two sides also discussed the promotion of ties between Berlin and Vietnam ’s major cities based on each side’s strength and potential. They suggested enhancing their strategic partnership in economics and socio-culture.-VNA