NA Vice Chairman Lưu receives Vice President of the German parliament Edelgard Bulmahn yesterday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng
HÀ NỘI – Vice President of the German parliament Edelgard Bulmahn said yesterday that she would advocate for ratification of the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
In a meeting with Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Uông Chu Lưu in Hà Nội, she said the trade pact will open up new opportunities for economic, investment and trade ties between Việt Nam and Germany.
Bulmahn said she hoped that the two countries will create more favourable conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises of both countries to meet each other and step up business co-operation.
NA Vice Chairman Lưu welcomed the German legislator, who is in Việt Nam to attend the fifth dialogue between the Communist Party of Việt Nam and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).
The meeting will focus on “Developing small and medium-sized enterprises in Việt Nam and Germany”.
Lưu said the success of the dialogue will contribute to the development of strategic partnership between the two countries.
He affirmed that Germany was a leading economic partner for Việt Nam in the European Union. He hoped that the German parliament and government would help Viet Nam strengthen multi-faceted co-operation with the EU.
The NA Vice Chairman urged Germany to work for early signing and ratification of the EVFTA, saying the deal would provide important leverage for economic and commercial relations between Việt Nam and EU members, including Germany. – VNS