German parliament Vice President supports ratification of EVFTA

08:40 | 17/11/2016 MUTRAP Corner

During a meeting with Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Uong Chu Luu in Hanoi on November 16, Vice President of the German parliament Edelgard Bulmahn said she will advocate the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) which is expected to open up new opportunities for economic, investment and trade ties between Vietnam and Germany.

german parliament vice president supports ratification of evfta
Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Uong Chu Luu (R) and Vice President of the German parliament Edelgard Bulmahn (Source: VNA)

At the meeting, Bulmahn also expressed her hope that the two countries will create more favourable conditions for their small- and medium-sized enterprises to meet and seek business cooperation.

For his part, NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu welcomed the German parliament’s Vice President to Vietnam to attend the fifth dialogue between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which was themed “Developing small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam and Germany”.

The NA Vice Chairman urged Germany to work for the EU’s early official signing and ratification of the EVFTA, saying that the FTA will provide important leverage for economic and commercial relations between Vietnam and EU members, including Germany.

Luu said the success of the dialogue will contribute to the development of the Vietnam-Germany strategic partnership. He affirmed that Germany is a leading economic partner of Vietnam in the European Union, expressing his hope that the German parliament and government to help Vietnam strengthen its multi-facted cooperation with the EU.

Le Hang Linh