From 21 to 24 November the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang, paid a State visit to Italy upon invitation of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
During the meetings in Rome with the Italian highest institutions (President of the Republic, President of the Senate, President of the Chamber of Deputies, President of the Council of Ministers) there was a common appreciation of the excellent level of bilateral cooperation thanks to the strategic partnership binding Italy and Vietnam since 2013.
Political relations, bilateral visits, trade and investment, cultural scientific and education cooperation, ASEAN-EU strategic relationship, cooperation on justice, security and defense: a wide spectrum of sectors and topics on which our countries are tightly working for the benefit of the two peoples.
During the visit to Rome some other important events took place: the meeting between the two Foreign Ministers, the Joint Scientific Commission, the Joint Economic Commission and a Business Forum and several agreements to strengthen the cooperation in specific areas have been signed by the two parties.
President Quang then traveled to Milan, where he met the local authorities, with which he addressed the issue of cooperation between Vietnamese and Italian Provinces and Regions, with the aim of further developing the relationship between local institutions and opening up new opportunities of cooperation.
The just-ended State visit, one year after the visit to Vietnam of President Mattarella, has demonstrated once again the extraordinary strength of the ties of friendship and cooperation between Italy and Vietnam.
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