09/07/2017 06:23 GMT+7 print

German experts hail Vietnam’s role

Berlin, July 8 (VNA) – Vietnam’s participation in the G20 Summit in Germany on July 7-8 at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Markel demonstrates the international recognition of the country’s role and contributions to the global development. 

Rolf Mützenich, Deputy Chairman for Foreign Policy, Defense and Human Rights for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Parliamentary Group, said he was happy when Vietnam joined the event because the country has a special position in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

As Chair of APEC 2017, Vietnam plays a crucial role in sharing difficulties and challenges deliberated at the summit, he added. 

Sharing Mützenich’s viewpoint, PhD Rodion Ebbighausen, a reporter from the Deutsche Welle TV, said Vietnam is playing an important role in ASEAN and to G20 Summit. 

Vietnam has opportunities to establish close relations with G20 countries, he said, adding that as Chair of APEC 2017, Vietnam will make remarkable contributions to the summit, especially in trade liberalisation and globalisation, and climate change adaptation. 

According to German experts, 2017 brings numerous opportunities for Vietnam and Germany to develop their relations when Germany plays the host of G20 Summit and Vietnam, APEC Chair. 

Both nations also share similarities in area, population and economic benefits. 

Germany is a leading economy in the European Union and boasts strength in investment, science and technology. The country is seeking potential investment markets, including Vietnam. 

The successful cooperation between Vietnam and Germany will significantly contribute to forging the economic connectivity between ASEAN and the EU, they added. 

Themed “Shaping an interconnected world”, the G20 Summit discussed an array of important issues of global economy such as growth, trade, investment, international finance, sustainable development, climate change, energy, support to Africa, migration, health care, employment, digitalisation, and women.