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German Embassy dismisses rumors of visa suspensions

Released at: 19:11, 28/09/2017

German Embassy dismisses rumors of visa suspensions

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Official statement from German Embassy refutes reports on social media that visa issuance has been suspended.

by Quang Huy

The German Embassy in Hanoi issued a statement on September 27 denying rumors on social media that it has suspended issuing visas to Vietnamese businesses, government delegations, and students.

“The diplomatic representative offices of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vietnam assert that this information is completely untrue,” the embassy stated.

In the official statement, the embassy claimed the temporary suspension of the strategic partnership between the two countries does not affect the issuance of visas at German diplomatic representative offices in Vietnam.

Due to high demand, the waiting time for visa applicants can be up to several weeks. Therefore, the embassy recommended that applicants plan their trips early and make appointments at the embassy or the German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.

All information on visa application procedures at German diplomatic representative offices in Vietnam, as well as links to the corresponding appointment scheduling system, can be found on the embassy’s official website.

On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with German Ambassador in Vietnam, H.E. Christian Berger, on the sidelines of a climate change conference in the Mekong Delta.

He said that Vietnam is thankful for German support, which has contributed positively to the country’s socioeconomic development, especially in environmental protection and climate change adaptation.

He also asked the German Government to help the Mekong Delta establish a suitable development plan to tackle climate change, according to a statement posted on the government website.

Ambassador Berger was among a number of foreign diplomats, besides those from Australia, Japan, and Sweden, to attend the two-day conference in Can Tho city, which discussed sustainable development plans for the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice basket.

PM Phuc, who attended the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July, told Ambassador Berger that Vietnam regards Germany as one of its most trustworthy and important partners in Europe. He called for more regular meetings to enhance mutual trust and develop bilateral ties in all fields.

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