The Embassy of Vietnam in Italy recently coordinated with authorities from Castelbuono in Palermo, the capital of southern Sicily region, to organise a forum on enhancing economic cooperation.
The Communist Party of Italy (PCI) has held a get-together in the southern region of Sicily to talk about late President Ho Chi Minh to mark 50 years of implementing his testament.
The administration of Palermo city in the autonomous region of Sicily in southern Italy is willing to coordinate with the Vietnamese Embassy in the country to organise a “Vietnam Day” in the locality.
Italy's coastguard said on June 12 a total of 1,230 migrants had been picked up in nine rescue operations in the waters between Sicily and North Africa, with one dead body being recovered.
Italy's coast guard said on Saturday it had picked up at sea 1,348 migrants in 11 rescue operations between Sicily and North Africa, bringing the total number of people saved over the past three days to more than 3,000.
The corpses of 17 migrants were brought ashore in Sicily aboard an Italian naval vessel on May 31 along with 454 survivors as efforts intensified to rescue people fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.