The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) proposed to enhance exchanges of delegations and information and share its experiences with the German Federal Parliament while boosting bilateral ties in the world Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The proposal was made by deputy Chair Nguyen Duc Kien, who led an NA delegation on a four-day working visit to Germany.
In Germany from April 10-13, deputy NA Chair Kien held working sessions with vice Presidents Wolfgang Thierse and Petra Paul and the German Federal Parliament Finance Committee.
The Vietnamese legislator met with the deputy Chairmen of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Left Wing Party. He also worked with the German Federal Parliament Office director and a number of relevant agencies.
At the working sessions, deputy Chair Kien spoke about Vietnam ‘s socio-economic achievements during the national renovation process and confirmed Vietnam ‘s consistent external policy of openness, diversification and multi-lateralisation and its intention to be friends with all countries.
“Vietnam attaches importance to expanding and promoting its multi-faceted cooperation with European nations,” the Vietnamese legislator said.
He praised the fine development of Vietnam-Germany trade relations but noted German business’ investment activities remain modest.
The Vietnamese legislator asked the German State and people to continue creating favourable conditions for overseas Vietnamese living and working in Germany.
While working with Hessen state MPs and authorities from the state’s capital city Frankfurt, deputy NA Chair Kien expressed strong interest in Hessen parliament’s operations and praised an agreement to establish a Vietnam-Germany University in Vietnam. The Vietnamese legislator also suggested Germany and Hessen set up a vocational training centre in northern Vietnam.
German representatives pledged to urge authorised agencies to consider the proposals.