National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung praised the outgoing German and Irish ambassadors’ contributions to developing relations between Vietnam and their respective countries at his separate meetings with them in Hanoi on August 17.
Chairman Hung told German Ambassador Rolf Peter Gottfried Schulzen that Vietnam and Germany have effectively cooperated in various fields, especially education and training and culture and are keen to fully tap their cooperation and potential investment for the benefit of both countries.
He affirmed Vietnam’s support for Germany in developing ties with ASEAN countries, saying that Vietnam is ready to cooperate with Germany in politics, diplomacy, defence, security, education and training, trade and investment for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.
Ambassador Rolf Peter Gottfried Schulzen said that he will continue to make contributions to strengthening friendship between Germany and Vietnam.
At the meeting with Irish Ambassador Maeve Collins, Chairman Hung called for greater efforts to strengthen the Vietnam-Ireland friendship and support Vietnam in increasing cooperation with the European Union.
Ambassador Maeve Collins said the head of the Irish parliament’s Committee for External Relations will visit Vietnam soon. She described the visit as an opportunity for the two countries’ legislative agencies to lift cooperation to a new level.
Ambassador Maeve Collins said the Irish parliament always pays special attention to the region and wishes to develop cooperation with Asia, particularly Vietnam.
Ireland will soon launch a programme to support socio-economic development in Vietnam’s remote and especially disadvantaged localities, she said.