German experts and scholars have appreciated Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and in economic recovery and development, and pinned high hopes on Vietnam’s new government during their interviews granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)'s correspondents in Berlin.
Party and State leaders at the 14th National Assembly's 11th session (Photo: VNA)
Berlin (VNA) –
German experts and scholars have appreciated
Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and in economic
recovery and development, and pinned high hopes on Vietnam’s new government during
their interviews granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)'s correspondents in Berlin.
Prof. Thomas Engelbert of the University of Hamburg spoke
highly of new Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's experience in many aspects.
Prof. Thomas Engelbert of the University of Hamburg (Photo: VNA)
Especially in his position as Secretary of the Party
Committee of northern Quang Ninh province, he said, Chinh had carried out
various initiatives to boost the local economy and attract foreign investment,
helping the province to thrive.
According to economist Daniel Müller from the German
Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), Vietnam’s new Prime Minister, State
President and National Assembly Chairman all have realistic viewpoints and
actively act toward specific goals and results.
With the new government, Vietnam is still
consistent with the political policy set out at the 13th National
Party Congress, Müller said.
Regarding economic affairs, he predicted the industrialisation
process will continue to be accelerated in combination with increasing labour
productivity, while the burdens of administrative costs will continue to be
reduced and digital transformation will be sped up.
The new government will focus resources on developing the digitalisation
and new other fields such as artificial intelligence, he forecast, adding that
the digitalisation can support the post-pandemic economic recovery.
The OAV expert also showed his expectations about the government’s
efforts to streamline the administrative apparatus and make it more efficient.
According to Müller, in the “Indo-Pacific Strategy” framework,
both Germany and the EU hope to expand relations with ASEAN countries and other
Asian nations. In that context, Vietnam has a good opportunity to present
itself as an attractive partner and a bridge connecting the ASEAN region with the
Wolfgang Bork, an expert on administrative law and a member of the Germany-Vietnam association (Photo: VNA)
Meanwhile, Wolfgang Bork, an expert on administrative law and a member
of the Germany-Vietnam association, said that both the old and newly-elected
governments take the great responsibility for pandemic prevention and control.
As the pandemic has been put under control, the
Vietnamese economy will continue thriving and people’s incomes will keep increasing, he predicted, suggesting the country attract more foreign investment,
remove unnecessary administrative procedures and ensure legal safety for