Italy wishes to promote relations with Viet Nam

Update: 09:48 | 15/10/2021
Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Gilberto Pichetto Fratin affirmed that Italy hopes to further promote ties with Viet Nam, one of its most important markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Italy wishes to promote relations with Viet Nam
Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Gilberto Pichetto Fratin visits the Vietnamese Embassy to Italy.

Visiting the Vietnamese Embassy in Rome on October 13, Fratin showed delight at the growing strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Italy over the years.

He highlighted Italy's priorities in economic development in the time to come, underlining the need for joint efforts in adapting to climate change, considering this an important international cooperation area.

The Deputy Minister affirmed his support to the EU-Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) and said he will hasten the Italian parliament to ratify the deal for the interests of both countries. He expressed his hope that tourism activities between the two sides will be resumed soon. He agreed on coordination in organising the eighth meeting of the Viet Nam-Italy Joint Committee on economic cooperation.

He also stressed the increasing interest of Italian firms in the Vietnamese market.

For her part, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Thi Bich Hue thanked the Italian Government for providing COVID-19 vaccines for Viet Nam, while sharing her positive assessment of bilateral cooperation, especially in the economy thanks to free trade agreements in which both Viet Nam and Italy are members, including the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

She said she hopes that the Italian Parliament will soon ratify the EVIPA, thus promoting bilateral economic ties in the future. She spoke highly of commitments given by Italy as a member of G7 and G20 in global issues such as health care and climate change.

She also highlighted Viet Nam’s interest in the economic recovery and transformation, considering it a chance for both sides to improve the quality of their relationship.

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(Source: VNA)