At the event in Rome on September 12, the Italian official congratulated Vietnam on its election as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021, expressing his hope that the country will make positive contributions to the international community.
He also reviewed the all-round successes in the two countries’ strategic partnership, from politics, economics, security and defence to culture, education and people-to-people exchange.
This year has marked a notable success in bilateral ties with a host of visits to the Southeast Asian country by Italian leaders, including Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in June and then Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi in May.
Italy is looking forwards to the forthcoming trip by Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien in the time ahead, he said.
In her speech, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Hue said after more than three decades of reform, Vietnam is now one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and is boosting its extensive integration into the international and regional communities.
In 2020, as the ASEAN Chair and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Vietnam will continue working hand in hand with all partners to obtain sustainable and good results.
It will also remain a trustworthy friend and partner of all nations around the world as demonstrated by great contributions to global efforts in many issues of shared concern such as climate change, peace, security and development, she emphasized.
Hue also extended thanks to Italy for its support to Vietnam’s bid to run for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council, as well as for the close cooperation in training the peace-keeping force.