Italy willing to support Ha Noi to organize international-scaled cultural events: Ambassador


VGP - Chairman of the Ha Noi Municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh on March 23 in Ha Noi received the Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro.

Chairman of the Ha Noi Municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh (R) and Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro

At the meeting, Ambassador Antonio Alessandro expressed his gratitude to the city government for creating favorable conditions for the Embassy's activities to go well in recent years.

The two countries have upgraded their ties to strategic partnership since 2013.

He said he believes that the two sides will continue to cooperate extensively in all fields. At the same time, he welcomes regular dialogues between the two countries in searching for potential cooperation and business exchange in the coming time.

According to the ambassador, Italian enterprises wish to join Ha Noi in hosting events related to the upcoming SEA Games 31 and Para Games 11.

In addition, he also mentioned bilateral cooperation in the field of cultural heritage conservation, an area where Italy has a lot of experience.

Many Italian businesses also seek cooperation with Vietnamese partners in the field of urban planning, especially the development of satellite towns in Ha Noi’s periphery in the future.

In turn, Mr. Anh showed his delight at positive progress in all aspects of the Viet Nam-Italy strategic partnership so far, especially the activities jointly held in 2018 when the two countries celebrated 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

There are many events organized by government agencies on both sides, as well as cultural exchanges between the peoples of Viet Nam and Italy in recent times. Among them, the event entitled “Italian Square 2018” stood out.  

Regarding the upcoming activities of the city, Mr. Anh said that Ha Noi is working closely with related units to well organize SEA Games 31 and Para Games 11, the two major sporting events in the region, by the end of 2021.

In the preparation for these two games, Ha Noi has received support from a number of international agencies and foreign countries, including Italy.

Mr. Anh said Ha Noi strives to become a venue for international cultural and sports events in the next five years. Therefore, the city always welcomes international cooperation in relevant fields to achieve its goal.

The chairman also pledged that the capital city would create the best conditions for Italian enterprises doing business in Ha Noi.

By Vien Nhu