Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Anh Tuan extended greetings to the German people and expressed delight at the growth of the Vietnam-Germany strategic partnership in all fields from politics, diplomacy to economy, trade, science-technology, justice, education and culture.

Delegates at the ceremony marking the 33rd anniversary of German Unity Day.

Tuan highlighted the association’s efforts to contribute to the promotion of friendship between the two countries, and pledged that it will continue to work to connect the Vietnamese and German people and bolster the strategic partnership between the two countries.

For her part, German Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Dr. Josefine Wallat affirmed that Germany has paid great attention to and highly valued its relations with Vietnam.

The German business community highly evaluated Vietnam's economic development potential and wished to promote cooperation with Vietnam, considering the country as a gateway to enter the Southeast Asian market, she said.

The German diplomat said that the relations between German localities and Ho Chi Minh City have also developed positively thanks to delegation exchanges and cooperation in many areas, including people-to-people diplomacy.

Wallat said she wants to continue partnering with the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City in organising people-to-people exchange activities, contributing to enhancing mutual understanding, solidarity and friendship between the people of Germany and Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: VNA