General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on March 31.
During these talks, Trong informed the German leader about Vietnam’s achievements after more than 35 years of doi moi (Vietnamese reformation process), as well as the country’s development path, foreign policy, and goal of becoming a developed country by 2045.
He stated that Vietnam attaches importance to its strategic partnership with Germany as part of its foreign policy of multilateralisation and diversification, and of being a friend, reliable partner, and an active and responsible member in the international community.
Acknowledging the long-standing political relations between the two countries, both leaders agreed to enhance their strategic partnership, and cooperate even more closely together on the jointly identified key areas including climate change.
In response, Trong affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy to respect fundamental principles of the United Nations, including respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations, peaceful settlement of international disputes without use of force and threat of use of force.