08:47 | 03/03/2016 Cooperation
Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Cao Chinh Thien toured the European country’s Veneto region and its capital city of Venice, whose officials voiced their readiness to expand cooperation with Vietnam.
Ambassador Cao Chinh Thien (L) and Veneto region’s Minister Federico Caner (Photo: VNA)
Meeting with Thien, the Veneto region’s Minister of EU Programmes, Tourism and International Trade Federico Caner spoke about local advantages such as tourism, industry, shipping and renewable energy. He said Veneto wants to foster cooperation in all fields with Vietnam, especially southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
Ambassador Thien said he highly values the Italian region’s activeness in choosing Vietnam as an investment destination.
At another working session, Paola Mar – council member for tourism of Venice – said her city prioritises tourism and cultural cooperation with Vietnam, adding that she was impressed by the Vietnamese land, people and persity of cultural heritage.
The Venice administration supports an enhanced partnership with Vietnam, Paola Mar said, adding that the city recently set up an economic promotion centre to facilitate investment in Venice and local companies’ investment in other countries, including Vietnam. She affirmed that her city’s administration will build a bridge between the two sides’ business communities.
For his part, Ambassador Thien said he appreciated Paola Mar’s positive assessment of and Venice’s priorities given to Vietnam, highlighting the sound development of collaboration between his country and Italy, as well as Venice in particular.
Paola Mar said she will discuss with the Venice authorities about inviting the Southeast Asian nation to the local traditional boat race and carnival.
Venice has cooperated with Vietnam on shipping, education, tourism, culture and the environment./.