Vietnam wants to step up the relations with Germany, especially in economics, said the Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh at a meeting with German Vice Chancellor-cum-Minister of Economics and Technology Philipp Roesler in Berlin on August 22.

Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh further said she hopes Roesler’s visit to Vietnam in September will contribute to further realising the Vietnamese – Germany strategic partnership.

Anh informed her host of the progress of the German-sponsored projects in Vietnam and affirmed that Germany is Vietnam’s largest trade partner in Europe.

She also expressed hope that the German government will sponsor more projects as agreed in the Hanoi Core Statement and create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Germany, presently over 125,000 people, making it easier for them to contribute to German socio-economic development.

Roesler said Vietnam is part of Germany’s economic development strategy and praised the overseas Vietnamese in the country.

He said he hopes Vietnam will expand the teaching of the German language in the country, contributing to developing the two countries’ bilateral relations.-VNA