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HCM City promotes hi-tech agricultural links with German state

Ho Chi Minh City wants to cooperate with Rheinland- Pfalz state of Germany to develop hi-tech agriculture, in line with its current priorities, said Vice Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen.

Tuyen expressed the wish at a reception on October 15 for Rheinland- Pfalz state’s Deputy Minister-President and Minister for Economic Affairs, Transportation, Agriculture and Viniculture Volker Wissing.

He said the two sides can first work together to hold workshops for experts to share knowledge and experience in hi-tech agriculture and the application of smart technology in agriculture.

The official added that HCM City is willing to promote ties with the German state in fields of the German partner’s strength, and pledged to create the best possible conditions for foreign investors, including those from Rheinland- Pfalz, to do business in the city.

The German official said the opening of an office of Rheinland- Pfalz in Vietnam demonstrated the attention to and wish of the state’s government and businesses to promote cooperation with the Southeast Asian country, including its southern hub.

He expressed his impression at the dynamic development of HCM City and thanked the municipal authorities for facilitating German businesses’ operation.

Volker Wising affirmed that his state is ready to work with HCM City in hi-tech agricultural research as well as to exchange experts and transfer techniques in the field.

Rheinland- Pfalz authorities will also create favourable conditions for Vietnamese students to pursue education and businesses to operate in the state, he said.