HCM City wishes to expand partnership with German state

Saturday, 2018-04-14 11:34:26
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NDO/VNA – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem has stressed that the city wants to foster its collaboration with the Rheinland Pfalz state of Germany in various fields, especially economics and education.

The HCMC leader made the statement at a meeting with Volker Wissing, the state’s Minister of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture, in the city, on April 13.

Vice Chairman Liem held that the two localities boast huge potential for cooperation, saying that Rheinland Pfalz state could support HCM City in certain areas that the city is focusing on, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Speaking highly of Germany’s education sector, he expressed his hope that, in the near future, Rheinland Pfalz state would connect Ho Chi Minh City with its education experts and facilities in order to exchange experience in dealing with problems that the city is facing in the field.

He also suggested that the German side strengthens their cooperation in coping with challenges in high-tech agriculture and eco-agriculture, as well as share experience in developing support industries in the city.

The municipal leader pledged that the city always welcomes and creates favourable conditions for foreign investors, especially those from Germany, to do long-term business in the city.

For his part, Wissing said that his visit is part of the activities to implement a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between Rheinland Pfalz state and Vietnam, which was signed during the recent visit to Germany by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

He said that his visit has created a great opportunity for the state’s businesses to seek partnerships with their peers in Ho Chi Minh City, while providing more opportunities for the two localities to step up their collaboration in economics, education and tourism.

Wissing underscored that Rheinland Pfalz state firms are highly interested in Ho Chi Minh City’s market and hoped that the city would back them in joining the market, especially in the areas of biotechnology, machinery manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and viticulture.