[governance-vn] Vietnam, Germany tighten legislative ties
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Wed Apr 16 07:50:59 EST 2008
Vietnam, Germany tighten legislative ties
23:04' 15/04/2008 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - 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
The proposal was made by Deputy Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien, who led an NA
delegation on a four-day working visit to Germany .
In Germany from April 10-13, Deputy NA Chairman 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
At the working sessions, Deputy Chairman Kien spoke about Vietnam ’s
socio-economic achievements during the national renewal 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
favorable 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 Chairman 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
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