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Viet Nam, Germany boost ties

Update: September, 18/2012 - 09:36

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and Germany have agreed on specific measures to develop bilateral relations on par with each country's potentials and strengths.

The two sides reached the consensus during a working session between Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and visiting German Minister of Economics and Technology Philipp Roesler yesterday.

Minh applauded Roesler's visit, saying that it takes place in the context of rapid and effective development of the Viet Nam-Germany strategic partnership, which was established in October 2011.

Roesler affirmed that Viet Nam is one of Germany's most important partners in Southeast Asia.

With its young, abundant, dynamic and creative workforce, as well as a large consumption market, Viet Nam is becoming a more attractive destination for German investors, he said, adding that around 230 German businesses are operating effectively in Viet Nam.

The two ministers agreed to support the acceleration of priority socio-economic projects such as the metro route No. 2, the Viet Nam-Germany University and the German House in HCM City.

Yesterday, the National Economics University presented Philipp with an honourary doctorate in recognition of his outstanding contributions to comprehensive co-operation between Viet Nam and Germany. — VNS

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