Viet Nam hopes to boost ties between Ha Noi and Berlin , Germany , particularly in urban planning and management, natural landscape protection and tourism development.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung made the call for closer cooperation during a meeting with Berlin’s Governor and Mayor Klaus Wowereit on March 7.
|PM Nguyen Tan Dung witnesses the signing of agreements between Viet Nam and Germany on March 7|
He said the two countries’ relationship would be enhanced in a partnership for sustainable development across all fields.
The PM asked the local government to assist the Vietnamese community in their study and business to enable them to integrate into life in Germany.
Mayor Wowereit said his city is willing to assist in urban infrastructure development in Viet Nam’s localities.
Earlier in the day, the Vietnamese PM paid a courtesy visit to German President Horst Koehler and received Parliamentary President Norbert Lammert.
At his meetings with the two German leaders, PM Dung said bilateral cooperation in culture, education, and science and technology has seen strong development, citing the new German university project in Ho Chi Minh City as a pilot model in education.
He thanked the German parliament for its 85 million euros in aid and its loan of 155 million euros for an urban railway project in HCM City. The PM said he hoped Germany would further its support to Viet Nam ’s international integration.
The German leaders recognized Viet Nam ’s development achievements, particularly in economic growth and poverty reduction, and pledged further cooperation with the country in education, science and technology and trade.
Speaking with the Vietnamese community in Berlin the same day, PM Dung praised their contributions to Viet Nam through cooperation activities in economics, education, culture and tourism, as well as their charitable activities.
He suggested overseas Vietnamese in Germany help domestic businesses access Germany ’s advanced industrial technologies and expand exports to the market.
The PM’s visit to Berlin forms part of his three-day visit to Germany from March 6-8.