PM affirms Vietnam’s desire to enhance ties with Hamburg

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and First Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz (Source: VNA)


Hamburg (VNA) –
Vietnam is ready to further promote its cooperative ties with Germany’s Hamburg
state in the fields of science-technology, logistics and shipping-seaports,
said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

During a meeting with
First Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz on July 7 within the framework of his
official working visit to Germany, PM Phuc suggested the state encourages its
businesses to invest in Vietnam, especially in the spheres of their strength
such as shipbuilding, petrochemistry, aviation-aerospace, electronics,
precision mechanics, chemicals and optical equipment.

The PM also recommended
Hamburg to beef up cooperation in seaport management, planning and development
with port cities of Vietnam, including Da Nang, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City,
thus helping them get international scale and standards.

Mayor Scholz expressed
his delight at positive development steps in the strategic partnership between
the two nations in all areas, particularly in trade-investment, to which
Hamburg has made a remarkable contribution.

He noted that Hamburg
is home to the second largest system of seaports in Europe and the third
largest in the world, where around 145 million tonnes of cargo are transited
each year.

Hamburg is also a major
gateway for Vietnamese goods to enter Germany and Europe, Scholz said, adding
that the number of containers from and to Vietnam through the Hamburg port has
increased 50 percent in recent years.

The Mayor applauded the
PM’s proposals, saying that Hamburg will work with Vietnam to deploy
cooperation initiatives in the future.

He also spoke highly of
contributions by the Vietnamese community in Hamburg to strengthening
friendship and trade-investment ties between Hamburg and Vietnam.-VNA

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