The event is part of the activities marking the 44th founding anniversary of the Vietnam – Italy diplomatic ties (March 23) and the 60th signing anniversary of the Treaties of Rome (March 25).
In his speech, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni highlighted the significance of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the efforts made by Italy to boost the EU cooperation for common goals, calling the EU to make greater efforts to overcome challenges in the globalisation process.
She also affirmed Italy's willing to support peace, freedom and development of the bloc.
Recent tremendous achievements in the Vietnam – Italy relations across a variety of fields and the future development goals were also touched upon at the seminar.
Since the establishment of the strategic partnership in 2013, the Vietnam – Italy relations have grown steadily with regular all-level delegation exchanges and official visits between leaders, and expanded cooperation in a multitude of fields such as trade, security, justice, culture, education, scientific studies and the environment.