Vietnam seeks new cooperation opportunities with Austria

Saturday, 2021-10-23 17:42:45
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Vietnamese Ambassador to Austria Nguyen Trung Kien meets with Elke Kahr, leader of the Austrian Communist Party (KPO) in Styria. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Ambassador to Austria Nguyen Trung Kien has recently visited Styria, the second largest state of the European nation, to seek new cooperation opportunities between localities of the two countries.

Within the visit, he met with Elke Kahr, leader of the Austrian Communist Party (KPO) in Styria that won a victory in local elections in Graz city on September 26. With this result, Kahr will become a new Mayor of Graz city later this year.

The two sides discussed cooperation between Vietnam and Graz city over the past time, and agreed to boost the bilateral collaboration in economy, industry, research - training, tourism - culture and experience sharing.

Kahr said she is willing to coordinate with the Vietnamese Embassy in Austria to organise activities in Graz on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Austria in 2022.

Kien made field trips to two local firms, Christof Industries and AVL, to explore economic models of the Austrian state.

Christof Industries is specialised in mechanical and electrical assembly, I & C engineering, power plant engineering, mill installation and maintenance as well as the maintenance and repair of industrial machinery and plants.

Meanwhile, AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems.

Both enterprises expressed their hope for cooperation with Vietnam.

At a seminar held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Austria, local businesses suggested that restrictions on movement, entry, exit and quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic should be removed or imposed in a flexible manner to create optimal conditions for Austrian firms to soon return to Vietnam.