Vietnamese ambassador chairs ASEAN Committee's meeting in Rome

VOV.VN - Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Cao Chinh Thien on May 15 chaired the 28th session of the ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR), at which he glowingly spoke of the growing ties between the regional grouping and Italy.

The meeting agreed upon preparations for the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN and agenda for the working trip to Ancona port city, Marche region in central Italy set for May 19. 

Thien, who is also ACR Chairman, stated that trips to localities by ASEAN ambassadors is a practical and effective way to promote the bloc’s images and business opportunities as well as links between Italy and ASEAN member states. 

Ancona is strong in apparel, leather and footwear, engineering, preservation of cultural works, and education.  After the Ancona trip, ACR plans to visit Pescara city, Abruzzo region in June.

Ambassadors of ASEAN member states congratulated new Indonesian Ambassador to Italy Esti Andayani and hoped that she will make positive contributions to the ASEAN Committee in Rome.