|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz review the Guard of Honor of Vietnam People's Army. (Photo: VOV)
During their talks in Hanoi on Sunday, the two sides agreed to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels and continue implementing bilateral cooperation mechanisms. The leaders encouraged agencies and businesses in both countries to fully and effectively implement the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, and agreed to expand cooperation in science-technology, defense-security, healthcare, education, and labor, and step up coordination on global challenges like food insecurity and climate change.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh holds talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Photo: VOV
They stressed the importance of ensuring peace, stability, security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea), settling disputes by peaceful means in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The two leaders later attended a round-table seminar in which businesses from both countries discussed the current situation and ways to boost the economic growth of Vietnam and Germany.