VN regrets Germany’s statement related to Trinh Xuan Thanh

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang expressed regrets at the statement by the German Foreign Ministry's spokesperson on August 2 pertaining to Trinh Xuan Thanh,

According to the Ministry of Public Security, Trinh Xuan Thanh turned himself in to police in Viet Nam on July 31 and relevant authorities of Viet Nam are investigating the case, Hang said at a press briefing on Thursday.

Asked about the Viet Nam-Germany relations, Hang affirmed Viet Nam always treasures, and wish to maintain and develop strategic partnership with Germany.

Thanh, former Chairman of the Petro Viet Nam Construction Corporation (PVC), had fled Viet Nam after he was found to have violated State regulations on economic management resulting in losses of nearly VND 3.3 trillion (US$142 million) during his leadership at the PVC.

On September 16, 2016, the Ministry of Public Security's Investigation Police Agency launched criminal proceedings against Thanh./.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam