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Agreement Reached on Stronger Ties Between Germany and Vietnam
July 25th, 2014
News from Berlin - In order to fully benefit from their relation, Germany and Vietnam will work together more closely in the future. An agreement was reached at a meeting in Brussels on July the 23rd between Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
Representatives from the German government suggested an increase in delegation exchange, with Steinmeier saying that Germany is looking forward to receiving Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during his visit to Berlin later this year. He also stated that Dung’s visit, scheduled for October 2014, will help deepen the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Germany, with special improvements in bilateral economics, trade and investments.
In November, Vietnam will host the 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference of German Businesses (APK), to be held in Ho Chi Minh City. During the conference, representatives from both the public and private sector hope to facilitate trade and investment between Germany and countries in the Pacific, and with Vietnam in particular. The conference will be the first major event in anticipation of 2015, when the two countries celebrate forty years of diplomatic relations between them.
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