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Meetings

 

Meetings

Over the years, bilateral relations have experienced steady intensification and this has also affected the frequency of institutional visits.

 

FROM ITALY

- 2008 Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola, who led a business mission together with over 170 companies;

- 2009 Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Stefania Craxi;

- 2012 Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, during whose visit it has been decided to start the negotiations for the conclusion of a strategic partnership, so as to elevate bilateral relations as a whole, particularly the economic ones;

- 2013 Minister of Defense Giampaolo Di Paola;

- 2013 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Archi;

- 2014 Vice President of the Chamber Marina Sereni;

- 2014 President of the Council of Ministers, Matteo Renzi (first time of an Italian Prime Minister in Vietnam);

- 2014 Undersecretary of Defense Domenico Rossi, who has co-chaired the bilateral dialogue on defense;

- 2014 Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Benedetto Della Vedova, who led a new mission , during which they were reached the final steps for the definition of the new Action Plan for 2015-2016 of the Strategic Partnership;

- 2015 Chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee Pierferdinando Casini, who also attended the Inter-Parliamentary Union summit

- 2015 President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella (first time of an Italian Head of State in Vietnam), accompanied by Minister of Economic Development Federica Guidi. During the historic visit the President met with all the top leaders of the country and went also to Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh City.

- 2016 The R.H. Milena Santerini, member of the Commission for Culture and Education of the Chamber of Deputies.

- 2016 Minister of Transport Graziano Delrio, who met with Prime Minister Phúc, Minister of Transport Nghia and President of People's Committee of Hanoi Chung.

- 2016 Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando (first visit of an Italian Minister of Justice), who met with Prime Minister Phúc, President of National Assembly Ngan and Minister of Justice Long.

- 2017 Undersecretary of State for Culture Dorina Bianchi, who attended the Fair of Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City and met with vietnamese authorities in the field of tourism.

- 2017 Undersecretary of State for Economic Development Ivan Scalfarotto, who met with Prime Minister Phúc, the Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vice Minister of Transport.

- 2018 Vice President of the Commission for International Adoptions Laura Laera, who met with the Director of the Department for Adoptions of the Ministry of Justice Hao.

- 2018 Director General of the Ministry of Environment Francesco La Camera, who signed a Memorandum on Cooperation with the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.

- 2018 Director General for the Promotion of "Sistema Paese" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who met with the Vice Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the Vice Minister of Science and Tecnology.

- 2019 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Enzo Moavero Milanesi, who met with Deputy Prime Minister / Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.

- 2019 President of the Council of Ministers Giuseppe Conte, who met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phúc and attended the III High Level Dialogue Italy - ASEAN.

- 2019 Undesecretary of State for Defence Angelo Tofalo, who met with Vice Minister of Defence Gen. Be Xuan Truong and attended the III Strategic Dialogue on defence policies.

- 2020 Director of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Luca Maestripieri, who met with Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Dung, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment Thang, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Thanh, Vice Minister of Finance Ha.

- 2020 Telephone conversation between the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, and the Deputy Prime Minister / Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh.

- 2020 Video meeting between Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Manlio Di Stefano and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong and signature of the new Memorandum of Understanding on the Italian-Vietnamese Mixed Economic Commission (MEC).

- 2020 Meeting of the Joint Commission for Science and Technology Cooperation between Italy and Vietnam. https://ambhanoi.esteri.it/ambasciata_hanoi/en/ambasciata/news/dall_ambasciata/2020/07/riunione-commissione-scientifica.html

- 2020 VI Joint Economic Commission (in videoconference) co-chaired by the Undersecretary of State Manlio Di Stefano and the Vice Minister for Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An. https://ambhanoi.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Hanoi/en/ambasciata/news/dall_ambasciata/2020/12/vi-edizione-commissione-economica.html

- 2021 Italy-Vietnam Conference on Science and Technology Cooperation. https://ambhanoi.esteri.it/ambasciata_hanoi/en/ambasciata/news/dall_ambasciata/2021/05/conferenza-italia-vietnam-sulla.html

- 2021 Political consultations between the Italian Undersecretary of State Manlio Di Stefano and the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung and signature of the 2021-2023 Action Plan to strengthen the Strategic Partnership. https://ambhanoi.esteri.it/ambasciata_hanoi/en/ambasciata/news/dall_ambasciata/2021/05/consultazioni-politiche-italia.html

 

FROM VIETNAM

- 2009 President of the Republic Nguyen Minh Triet;

- 2010 Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung;

- 2010 Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Industry and Commerce, Defense, Interior;

- 2013 General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong, accompanied by an important ministerial delegation in a historic state visit, during which the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership was signed, along with five other agreements in various sectors. The visit - during which Trong met with President Napolitano and Prime Minister Monti - also inaugurated the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations, which have spread over the whole year through the actions "Year of Vietnam in Italy "and" Year in Vietnam ", organized by the respective Embassies.

- 2015 Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong;

- 2016 Deputy Minister of Justice Nguyen Ngoc Khanh, who also participated to the Ministerial Conference organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio on the abolition of the death penalty.

- 2016 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, who met with Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Benedetto Della Vedova.

- 2016 Visit in Italy of the President of the Republic Tran Dai Quang.

- 2017 Vice Minister of Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh, who met with Undersecretary of State for Defence Domenico Rossi and attended the Strategic Dialogue on security and defence.

- 2017 President of People's Supreme Court, who met with the highest Italian magistrates.

- 2018 Vice Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who met with the President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico.

- 2018 Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong, who attended the Joint Economic Commission.

- 2019 Inspector General Le Minh Khai, who met with Presidente of ANAC Raffaele Cantone.

- 2019 Vice President of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung, who met with the President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico.

- 2020 Telephone conversation between the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, and the Deputy Prime Minister / Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh.

- 2020 Video meeting between Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Manlio Di Stefano and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong and signature of the new Memorandum of Understanding on the Italian-Vietnamese Mixed Economic Commission (MEC).

- 2021 Meeting in Vienna between the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Roberto Fico, and the President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Vuong Dinh Hue, on the occasion of the Conference of Presidents of the Parliaments of the Interparliamentary Union.

- 2021 Visit of the Vice President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Vietnamese National Assembly, Don Tuan Phong, on the occasion of the Rome COP26 Parliamentary Conference.

 

In addition to these bilateral visits there are constant contacts between Italian and Vietnamese Authorities on the sidelines of international multilateral meetings (such as ASEM).


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