DPM hails fruitful developments in VN-Germany relations
12:55 | 06/12/2019
VGP - Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh on December 5 in Ha Noi hosted a reception for State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office Andreas Michaelis. 

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh receives State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office Andreas Michaelis, December 5, Ha Noi, 2019

At the reception, Minh affirmed Viet Nam’s recognition of great importance to ties with Germany, its key partner in the Europe as well as the European Union (EU).

Deputy PM Minh hailed the outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Viet Nam - Germany Strategic Management Group, with the adoption of the Plan of Action for the 2019-2020 period, and various cooperative agreements in the fields of politics, security, defence and labour, and others.

He said that the strategic partnership between the two nations lays solid foundation for them to step up ties in the time ahead, particularly in economy, trade and investment.

Minh voiced his hope that Germany, playing a leading role in the EU, will work to expedite the ratification of the EVFTA and EVIPA, thus making contributions to boosting trade facilitation between Viet Nam and Germany and the EU as a whole.

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In turn, State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office Andreas Michaelis said he rejoiced at the fruitful Viet Nam – Germany strategic partnership, affirming efforts to elevate the relations to a new high in the future.

He wished that there will be a wide range of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Viet Nam –Germany diplomatic ties next year.

The German official said he hopes that both sides will boost closer coordination at international organizations and forums, particularly when they are both serving as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council during 2020-2021, Viet Nam will perform the role of the ASEAN Chair 2020, and Germany will hold the EU presidency in the second half of 2020.

Mr. Michaelis  stated that Germany supports the maintenance of order in the East Sea via peaceful means and with respect for international law./.

                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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