NA high-ranking official visits Italy

A National Assembly delegation, led by Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien, is on a working trip in Italy from September 22 to 26.

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NA Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien (R) presents the Order of Friendship to Diego Vecchiato (L), Director of the Italian region of Veneto’s Department of International Relations; and Carlo Coccato (centre), a member of the Veneto labour confederation (Photo: VNA)
On September 23, Hien, on behalf of the Vietnamese Party and State, presented the Order of Friendship to Diego Vecchiato, Director of the Italian region of Veneto’s Department of International Relations; and Carlo Coccato, a member of the Veneto labour confederation.

The distinction is a high honour of the State of Vietnam bestowed upon foreign individuals and groups who have made tremendous contributions to the development and promotion of friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and other countries.

The two awardees have worked to foster the Vietnam-Italy ties during Vietnam’s past struggle for independence and current national development.

They expressed their honour to receive the order and pledged to boost bilateral cooperation between the two nations, as well as between Veneto and Vietnamese localities.

The same day, the Vietnamese delegation had a working session with Roberto Marcato who oversees Veneto’s economic and energy development.

Their discussion revolved around the Italian region’s experiences in industrial design, support policies targeting cottage industry, solutions to climate change, and sustainable tourism development, among other topics.

The Veneto side hoped to beef up Vietnam – Italy economy-trade and tourism cooperation and affirmed to push for the EU’s and Italy’s early ratification of the bloc’s free trade and investment protection agreements with Vietnam.

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