Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Germany (Photo: VNA)

At the meeting, Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu reviewed Vietnam’s socio-economic situation in 2018, especially impressive achievements in economic development and people's living standard improvement, struggle to protect the sovereignty over the sea and islands, anti-corruption, and foreign relations of Vietnam in general, and Vietnam-Germany relations in particular.

The Ambassador highly appreciated the solidarity and mutual support of the Vietnamese community, and their contributions to the country. At the same time, he also thanked the overseas Vietnamese for their affection and support for the representative agencies.

Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu emphasized that he wants the Vietnamese community to enthusiastically join and accompany the embassy to organize Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) 2019 for the community, because this is an opportunity for the overseas Vietnamese to strengthen their ties with the homeland, exchange with each other and introduce Vietnam’s special cultural values to German friends.

Speaking at meeting, the representatives of the Vietnamese community congratulated Ambassador Vu on his new task and believed that the Ambassador will have a successful term and make new development steps in Vietnam-Germany relations. They hoped that the Ambassador will continue to pay attention and support building a united community and the embassy will be a common house for all overseas Vietnamese in Germany. They expressed that the community will be ready to contribute and participate actively in the organization of Tet 2019.              

Mr. Nguyen Minh Vu was appointed as the Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany in July 2018. He started his term from December 27th, 2018, replacing his predecessor, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung./.