Vietnam-Germany trade, investment forum held in Leipzig

Wednesday, 2019-02-27 18:00:37
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At a booth of Vietnam in the fair (Source: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – A Vietnam-Germany Trade and Investment Forum has been held as part of the “Vietnam Days in Leipzig”, highlighting the investment potential and opportunities between Sachsen State and Germany in general and Vietnam, as well as other countries in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific.

The forum saw the attendance of Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Minh Vu; Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Le Thanh Liem; Deputy Mayor of Leipzig Michael Schimansky; Managing Director of the Leipzig Trade Fair Martin Buhl-Wagner, and nearly 200 German enterprises.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Vu highlighted Vietnam’s economic development in recent years, as well as the trade and investment partnership between Vietnam and Germany, affirming that Vietnam is a promising market for foreign investors.

Ambassador Vu also reiterated Vietnam’s commitment to creating optimal conditions for German investors.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem pledged that the municipal government will always offer suitable policies and incentives to attract more investments, while strengthening its economic connections between local firms and foreign partners, including those from Germany.

Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre Pham Thiet Hoa said that taking advantages of the city’s current preferential policies, German businesses should tap into new opportunities to increase their business activities in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Trade Counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany Bui Vuong Anh called on German firms to attend the Vietnam FoodExpo 2019, while representatives from Vietnam Airlines and Vietinbank introduced the tourism, aviation and banking development potential of Vietnam.

Businesses of both sides also discussed various issues, including those related to administrative procedures for investment, energy, biotechnology for agriculture.

As part of the forum, Vietnam Airlines showcased publications featuring the natural landscapes and tourist sites in Vietnam.