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Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will showcase his country as a dynamic country and a trusted and responsible member of the international community during his visit to Germany at the G20 Summit.
Việt Nam and Germany established diplomatic ties on September 23, 1975. Since then, bilateral friendship and co-operation have developed extensively, through regular exchange of high-level delegations and co-operative mechanisms. During the Việt Nam visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel in October 2011, the two Government leaders signed a joint statement on establishing a strategic partnership.
Việt Nam mainly ships mobile phones and computer components, garment and textile, footwear, coffee, agricultural and aquatic products to Germany. It imports machinery, spare parts, automobiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and milk products. Germany sees Việt Nam a promising, rapidly developing Asian market. There are about 300 German enterprises operating in Việt Nam. Việt Nam has 30 investment projects in Germany with total capital of $124.8 million, mainly in finance-banking, automobiles, real estate, services and informatics.
Germany is one of the crucial markets for the Vietnamese tourism sector. In the first three months of this year, 61,923 Germans visited Việt Nam, up 13.2 per cent year-on-year.
From July 1, Việt Nam piloted visa waivers for German citizens staying for 15 days or less.
There are currently 176,000 Vietnamese people living in Germany. Vietnamese language is taught in high schools, such as Brandenburg, Berlin, Sachsen and Sachsen Anhalt.