President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Dr. Philipp Rosler, Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Switzerland, at the meeting in Hanoi on January 22 (Photo: VNA)
– President Nguyen
Xuan Phuc received Dr. Philipp Rosler, the first Honorary Consul of Vietnam in
Switzerland, in Hanoi on January 22.
The State leader appreciated enormous
contributions to the Vietnam - Switzerland ties by Rosler, who is also former
Vice Chancellor of Germany and a Vietnamese-origin person returning to attend
the Homeland’s Spring programme.
President Phuc also noted that Vietnam
wishes to enhance the strategic partnership with Germany, especially in
information technology, infrastructure, renewable energy, digital
transformation, and green economy. He asked the former Vice Chancellor of
Germany to continue supporting bilateral relations, especially as the
European country recently had a new government.
He called on Rosler, as the Honorary
Consul of Vietnam in Switzerland, to actively popularise Vietnam and its
economic potential and persuade Swiss businesses with modern and green technology
to invest in the Southeast Asian nation.
At the meeting, the host leader also repeated
the appeal to Rosler and Swiss enterprises for supporting and promoting the
early signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Free
Trade Association, as agreed by the Vietnamese and Swiss Presidents in early