11:20 | 08/03/2017 MUTRAP Corner
From February 23-24, 2017, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Doan Xuan Hung paid a working visit to the German state of Bremen to promote economic links between the two countries.
During his visit, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung met with Bremen’s Governor Carsten Sieling and Senator of Economic Affairs of Bremen Martin Gunthner and participated in meetings with businesses in Bremen held by the local authority and Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of German businesses in Asia and Pacific region.
At the meetings, Senator of Economic Affairs of Bremen Martin Gunthner said the visit to Vietnam by 30 local firms last November was successful, adding that the locality plans to further develop its economic ties with Vietnam.
The local authorities and Bremen firms also spoke highly of the potential for economic cooperation between Vietnam and Germany, particularly in trade, high-technology, renewable energy, ports and vocational training.
The German state has planned to soon open a representative office in Vietnam while the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry will coordinate with the Vietnamese Embassy to organize a conference on economic cooperation with the Southeast Asian country in May this year.
The Bremen’s authorities and business leaders pledged to send delegations to Vietnam to look for opportunities and further promote bilateral trade links.
Bremen is the smallest of Germany’s 16 states with an area of 404 km2 and a population of 644,000 people. It consists of the two cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven and is home to a large number of companies specialised in high-technology, energy, aviation, automobiles and marine transportation.