Vietnam's Ambassador Seeks to Enhance Ties with Italian Veneto region
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Thi Bich Hue (fourth, left) has paid a working visit to the Veneto region to promote economic and trade cooperation between the two sides. Photo: VNA|
Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Thi Bich Hue recently has paid a working visit to the Veneto region to promote economic and trade cooperation between the two sides, reported VNA on Nov.27.
During her meeting with Roberto Marcato, councillor for economic development of Veneto, the two sides consented to actively implement the cooperation agreement reached by Vietnam’s southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Veneto in 2018, especially in tourism, seaports, renewable energy and digital economy.
The two sides will join hands in preparing for the organisation of the meeting of the Vietnam-Italy joint committee for economic cooperation, and other socio-economic events to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership, especially through the online form.
Hue also met with Tiziana Lippiello, Rector of Ca' Foscari University, and Albrecht Benno, Rector of Iuav University of Venice, during which they compared notes on collaboration in tertiary education and scientific research.
On this occasion, the ambassador attended a ceremony to introduce a book on Vietnam’s and Cuba’s experience in the Covid-19 combat, which was organised by the chapters of the Italy-Vietnam and Italy-Cuba friendship associations in Veneto.
She also handed over a certificate of merit of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry's State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs to Pham Hung Vuong, former President of the Vietnamese Students’ Association in Italy, for his contributions to connecting students of the two countries.
Nearly 100 Vietnamese students are studying in universities in the region.
|At Ca Foscari University, the students of the Vietnamese department had a dance performance to welcome them before the exchange session on Today's Vietnam. Photo: VOV|
Vietnam is currently the largest trade partner of Italy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), while Italy ranks third among EU trade partners of the Southeast Asian nation, with annual bilateral trade standing at around USD 5 billion. Aside from bilateral consultations, the two sides have signed and implemented a number of joint projects in various areas, the practical and timely mutual assistance in the Covid-19 fight is a demonstration of their sustainable and sincere friendship as well.
Last week, the second Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Italy was opened in Naples city of the Campania region on Nov. 18.
The first Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Italy is located in Turin city, with Sandra Scagliotti working as the Honorary Consul.
The Honorary Consulate in Naples will help Campania friends and businesses to understand more about Vietnam and support Vietnamese citizens living in the region, thus contributing to bilateral connections, Hue said.
At the ceremony, officials of Campania and Naples highlighted the huge potential for the Italian region’s cooperation with Vietnamese localities and enterprises.
Deputy Mayor of Naples Maria Filippone voiced her hope that the consulate will help connect the city with Vietnamese partners, thus reinforcing and expanding the network of international partners of Naples and Campania.
Expressing his honour to become the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Naples, Silvio Vecchione pledged to fulfill his duty to introduce the country to local people, boost economic, trade, cultural, and people-to-people exchange, and assist Vietnamese people living in the Campania region and Italy as a whole.
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