Mayor Feldmann was received by Chairman Mai in Ho Chi Minh City

Intercity/international cooperationNews

Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann and his working delegation visited Ho Chi Minh City and were received by Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai. The meeting was also attended by German Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Josefine Wallat.
Chairman Phan Van Mai confirmed that the visit was very meaningful as Vietnam and Germany celebrated the 10th anniversary of the two countries’ strategic partnership.
Mr. Mai highly appreciated Germany’s support regarding the Covid-19 fight in Vietnam. They provided Vietnam with 2.6 million doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine and over 850,000 Covid-19 vaccines through the COVAX program along with medical equipment and supplies.

Regarding the investment sector, Mr. Mai informed that Germany has 203 investment projects in the city with a total capital of US$337 million, ranking 13th out of 116 countries and territories investing in the city. Mr. Mai stressed that the fruitful relationship between the two sides had been promoted by nearly 100,000 Vietnamese people who used to study and work in Germany, especially nearly 200,000 Vietnamese in Germany and the important role of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in HCMC.

In the upcoming time, Chairman Mai hoped that Frankfurt would share with HCMC the experiences of building and developing a modern and green city, people-centered development, building a society serving residents, therefore the people would make important contributions to the development of the city.

Furthermore, Ho Chi Minh City is planning the city’s development by 2050 so it is important to receive support from Frankfurt in terms of technique and experts.

Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann confirmed that the city would be ready for supporting HCMC for the cooperation projects in the fields of education and training, health, trade and investment promotion and help HCMC investors in Frankfurt.

The information technology, trade, environment, sports, transport, especially metro development in the city are fields that Frankfurt desired to strengthen the cooperation with HCMC.

On the occasion, mayor of Frankfurt invited Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai to visit the city and Mr. Mai was happy to accept the invitation.